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The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that the mixed performance of the index's individual components indicates that economic growth will proceed at a more moderate pace than in the first quarter of this year.

A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that
B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but
C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that
D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that
E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but

Is there a good explanation on which of these phrases are correct.

expand into the coming months Vs expand in the coming months
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10 Oct 2009, 18:29
mrsmarthi wrote:
The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that the mixed performance of the index's individual components indicates that economic growth will proceed at a more moderate pace than in the first quarter of this year.

A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that
B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but
C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that
D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that
E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but

Is there a good explanation on which of these phrases are correct.

expand into the coming months Vs expand in the coming months

Looks like you are between C and D. But for me, it is E.
A/B are incorrect for the plural verb for singular subject.
"its expanding" in C is awakward.
"into" is not correct and better than "in" in E.

E is what I am left with and does not have any mistake.
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Yep....E it is.

GMATTiger,

I was toggling between D and E. But E took precedence over D because of the BUT THAT at the end. Here THAT should NOT be used because the second sentence is an independent clause.

I still am looking for the difference in the usage of "expand into X" and "expand in X". Is there a real difference? or or both the structures valid?
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11 Oct 2009, 07:30
Apart from what you mentioned, two more things:

1. llism and
2. originality of the meaning

E maintains the both but D doesnot.

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Yep....E it is.

GMATTiger,

I was toggling between D and E. But E took precedence over D because of the BUT THAT at the end. Here THAT should NOT be used because the second sentence is an independent clause.

I still am looking for the difference in the usage of "expand into X" and "expand in X". Is there a real difference? or or both the structures valid?

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18 Mar 2010, 16:31
I was torn between D and E. I chose D because I thought that "that" acts as a determiner that replace the rise. So the sentence I thought would be " but that(=the rise in) the mixed performance of the index.... I thought that was needed to maintain parallelism Can someone please explain to me why I am wrong.

Or is it have to be "of that" in order to reference "the rise"?
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19 Mar 2010, 12:17
E for me.

"in coming months" is better than "into coming months" idiomatically.
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19 Mar 2010, 12:25
one more for E
singular and 'but that' in D
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The structure is: "A suggest that B should happen, but C indicates that D would happen"
Parallelism is the key here obviously.

mrsmarthi wrote:
The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that the mixed performance of the index's individual components indicates that economic growth will proceed at a more moderate pace than in the first quarter of this year.
A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that
B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but
C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that
D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that
E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but

Is there a good explanation on which of these phrases are correct.

expand into the coming months Vs expand in the coming months

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05 Mar 2011, 22:02
+1 E

Reasons:
a) S-V agreement: A and B are out.
b) "..., but THAT the economy...": The second "clauses" in C and D are not real clauses.

Therefore, E.
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mrsmarthi wrote:
The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that the mixed performance of the index's individual components indicates that economic growth will proceed at a more moderate pace than in the first quarter of this year.

A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that
B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but
C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that
D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that
E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but

Is there a good explanation on which of these phrases are correct.

expand into the coming months Vs expand in the coming months

obviously D is erroneous,furthermore expand into the coming months is wrong usage.
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I was torn between D and E. I chose D because I thought that "that" acts as a determiner that replace the rise. So the sentence I thought would be " but that(=the rise in) the mixed performance of the index.... I thought that was needed to maintain parallelism Can someone please explain to me why I am wrong.

Or is it have to be "of that" in order to reference "the rise"?

Ekin4112 - the use of that is incorrect. The first clause talks about "The rise of indexes" and the second clause is referring to the individual components of indexes and stating the fact that there is mixed performance seen of the index's individual components- meaning high and low", thus will maintain a moderate pace...
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26 Mar 2014, 22:49
There is also one more error of "...is continuing" and "will continue" in options D and E, but of course, a having a split and a vertical scan makes the correct option more clearer.
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The RISE....SUGGESTS --> eliminate A and B. Parallelism: will continue ...will proceed --> eliminate D. C is awkward + THAT is reduntant after BUT.

A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that
B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but
C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that
D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that
E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but
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A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that
SV error; but introduces a new clause, using it with that is incorrect in this way. It is unclear why should is used.

B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but
SV error

C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that
But + that is incorrect

D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that
But+that is incorrect; the present continuous is used for future actions.

E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but
Corrects both SV and but+that errors. This is the correct answer.
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there are 5 errors in choice A. see them to do other questions. gook luck
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mrsmarthi wrote:
The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that the mixed performance of the index's individual components indicates that economic growth will proceed at a more moderate pace than in the first quarter of this year.

A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that
B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but
C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that
D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that
E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but

(A) and (B) are wrong because singular 'rise' does not agree with plural 'suggest'. Also in (A), 'should' should not be used with 'suggest' (subjunctive).
(C) ",but" should be followed by independent clause. also the option is wordy because of "will continue its expanding "
(D) ",but" should be followed by independent clause.
(E) Correct
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SPLIT1: THE "RISE" IS SINGULAR SO YOU NEED A SINGULAR VERB "SUGGESTS" A&B ARE OUT.

SPLIT2: "BUT THAT" IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE BECAUSE BOTH BUT AND THAT ARE SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS, PUTTING THEM TOGETHER RUINS THE INTENDED MEANING OF THE SENTENCE. C&D ARE OUT.

THIS SENTENCE IS IN THIS FORM: MAIN CLAUSE + SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTION "THAT"+ SUBORDINATE CLAUSE+SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTION "BUT"+SECOND MAIN CLAUSE.
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The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that the mixed performance of the index's individual components indicates that economic growth will proceed at a more moderate pace than in the first quarter of this year.

A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that - Subject verb agreement issue - rise is singular and suggest is plural . But that creates a subordinate clause where an independent clause is needed for the new subject, mixed performance. "Into the coming months " is unidiomatic .
B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but - Subject verb agreement issue
C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that -- But that creates a subordinate clause where an independent clause is needed for the new subject, mixed performance.
D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that - But that creates a subordinate clause where an independent clause is needed for the new subject, mixed performance. "Into the coming months " is unidiomatic
E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but - Correct

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