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The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are optimistic.

A)The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
B)The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone cuts
C)The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communication Commission
D)For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communication Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
E)For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communication Commission has made will greatly reduce costs

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23 Sep 2006, 20:15
I'm sorry guys but I want your explainations too, this is a GMATPrep question and I think its important that I and others understand the reasoning behind people's pick.

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23 Sep 2006, 20:39
uvs_mba wrote:
The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are optimistic.

A)The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
B)The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone cuts
C)The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communication Commission
D)For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communication Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
E)For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communication Commission has made will greatly reduce costs

A use verb "predict" and correct tense hence is the best

in C.D "prediction" is less effective than predict
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23 Sep 2006, 20:52
trying to explain

A)The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
Correct
B)The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone cuts
distorts meaning. sounds as if 'long distance calls by fed communication commission'
C)The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communication Commission
government predicts is far better than government's prediction. I believe it also misses that after is.
D)For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communication Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
government predicts is far better than government's prediction
E)For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communication Commission has made will greatly reduce costs
I prefer A over E.
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24 Sep 2006, 08:15
Here my explanation

A)The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
I didn't like it so much at te beginning (the comma after the "that" confused me) but it's correct and I chose it after POE.

B)The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone cuts

as mahesh004 wrote, confusing meaning

C)The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communication Commission

Use of passive voice. Better to avoid it.

D)For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communication Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs

Confusing meaning. It seems that the prediction is going to reduce costs

E)For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communication Commission has made will greatly reduce costs

Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts better than recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communication Commission has made.
So it's A. The question seems difficult because it's long, but not so much after analysed.
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24 Sep 2006, 09:54
Thanks. OA is A
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24 Sep 2006, 15:38
I go for A

A - I do not see any problem with this. No misplaced modifiers or ambiguities
B - It is 'rate cuts' not 'telephone cuts'
C - -ing forms are not desirable(according to kaplan), 'made by' is redundant, wordy
D - 'gov's prediction' is wrong. it should be 'government predicts that'
E - wordy

uvs_mba wrote:
The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are optimistic.

A)The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
B)The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone cuts
C)The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communication Commission
D)For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communication Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
E)For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communication Commission has made will greatly reduce costs

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24 Sep 2006, 18:57
uvs_mba wrote:
The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are optimistic.

A)The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communications Commission's recent rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
B)The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone cuts
C)The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communication Commission
D)For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communication Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
E)For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communication Commission has made will greatly reduce costs

E suggests that government is predicting for consumers and businesses... That is nonsense. So A should be the answer.
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