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The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2008, 16:50
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The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew during the second quarter at a 7.5 percent annual rate, while inflation eased when it might have been expected for it to rise.

(A) it might have been expected for it to rise
(B) it might have been expected to rise
(C) it might have been expected that it should rise
(D) its rise might have been expected
(E) there might have been an expectation it would rise

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Last edited by Zarrolou on 30 Jul 2013, 22:05, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: SC: Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2008, 17:15
correct idiom usage is X is expected to Y

IMO B
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Re: SC: Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2008, 18:22
Xang,

As I see it, both B and D are gramatically correct and concise. The only difference is that B has an idiom. Does selection always have to be idiomatic?
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Re: SC: Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2008, 19:14
(B) it might have been expected to rise

I would choose B as B is idiomatic .
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Re: SC: Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 07:12
Hi guys,

IMO B

(A) it might have been expected for it to rise a little confussing, what doesvthe first it refer to?
(B) it might have been expected to rise Hold
(C) it might have been expected that it should rise for me wordy, the first it and second it don't have a clear reference
(D) its rise might have been expected pasive voice is not needed
(E) there might have been an expectation it would rise wordy

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Re: SC: Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 08:38
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B wins.

Rephrase with B - ..., while inflation eased when it (inflation) might have been expected to rise {Subject = Inflation}
Rephrase with D - ..., while inflation eased when its(inflation's) rise might have been expected {Subject = Inflation's rise}
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Re: The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2013, 15:58
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The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew during the second quarter at a 7.5 percent annual rate, while inflation eased when it might have been expected for it to rise.

(A) it might have been expected for it to rise
(B) it might have been expected to rise
(C) it might have been expected that it should rise
(D) its rise might have been expected
(E) there might have been an expectation it would rise

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(A) it might have been expected for it to rise==>2 times use of IT makes it redundant.
(B) it might have been expected to rise==>this one CORRECT
(C) it might have been expected that it should rise===>REDUNDANT AND WORDY
(D) its rise might have been expected==>its not parallel...as we are talking about INFLATION so it's most logically parallel to continue the sentence in a manner that continues to address 'inflation' itself (or the equivalent pronoun 'it')==>this choice unnecessarily switches the subject to 'its rise', creating a nonparallel construction
(E) there might have been an expectation it ==> ==>no reference for THERE///WORDY AND REDUNDANT.
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