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To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.

A. have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic
B. have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
C. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
D. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economic
E. would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical
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06 Dec 2007, 15:09
D for me.

EDIT: check out this post about economic vs economical (towards the bottom) http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t56711

Economic is the correct word in this situation.
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06 Dec 2007, 15:18
eschn3am wrote:
D for me.

EDIT: check out this post about economic vs economical (towards the bottom) http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t56711

Economic is the correct word in this situation.

OA is NOT D. I too went with D.
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06 Dec 2007, 15:27
wow...really?

judging by your title then I'd guess it's either B, C or E. I'm interested in hearing why this one isn't D.
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06 Dec 2007, 15:36
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To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.

A. have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic
B. have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
C. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
D. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economic
E. would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical

Will go for 'B'

The first subordinate clause starts with an infinitive To develop, so we may not need a subjunctive mood .would have

economical determinants - is good diction
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06 Dec 2007, 16:39
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To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.

A. have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic
B. have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
C. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
D. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economic
E. would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical

Economical determinant is absolutely no-no

reason- ecnomical means sparing in the use of resources.

Whats the source of the question? I will still go with D

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06 Dec 2007, 18:48
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t46152

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t52827

I went for 'B' and made the same mistake as last time
06 Dec 2007, 18:48
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