Since February, the Federal Reserve has raised its short-term interest rate target five times, and because of the economy’s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target will
be raised again in November.
A. because of the economy’s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target will
B. with the economy’s strength continuing, analysts predicted for weeks that the target
C. because the economy continues strong, analysts predicted for weeks that the target would
D. due to the economy’s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target
E. due to the fact of the economy’s continued strength, analysts predicted for weeks that the target will
Rule - 'due to' in Gmat is synonymous to 'caused by'. As a check, replace 'due to' with 'caused by' in the sentence, if it sounds odd, then stick to the answer option that has 'because'.
Though he had had
success broadcasting his controversial radio program on highly regulated terrestrial airwaves, Howard Stern opted out of terrestrial broadcasting in favor of the less regulated satellite radio medium.
a) Though he had had
b)Though he has had
c) Even though he had
d) Having had
e) Having achieved
We are talking about two events here:
1. his success in broadcasting over regulated terrestrial airwaves
2. him opting out of terrestrial broadcasting in favour of something else
Since both events are in the past, with (1) being completed earlier than (2), we use 'had had' when referring to (1). RULE
When to use 'had had':
i. there must be two events
ii. both events are in the past
iii. use 'had had' with the earlier of the two past events.
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