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# 3) In most industries the rising cost of support services

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3) In most industries the rising cost of support services actually passes a greater financial burden to customers; in the legal profession, for example, a current climb in the cost of court reporting has forced many attorneys to raise their hourly rates.

(A) has forced many attorneys to raise their hourly rates.
(B) has made many attorneys raise their hourly rates.
(C) has meant that many attorneys are being forced to raise their hourly rates.
(D) is forcing many attorneys to raise their hourly rates.
(E) is meaning that many attorneys are raising their hourly rates by force.
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22 Nov 2006, 16:22
D is the correct answer. jyotsnasarabu, would you like to explain?
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22 Nov 2006, 19:07
The action seems to continue from the past so 'has forced' seems ok.
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22 Nov 2006, 19:40
"current" => action cannot start from the past, cannot use present perfect.
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22 Nov 2006, 20:11
yes, I thought it was D also. The "current" climb is forcing lawyers.
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23 Nov 2006, 00:34
Praetorian wrote:
D is the correct answer. jyotsnasarabu, would you like to explain?

a current climb in the cost of court reporting has forced many attorneys to raise their hourly rates.

It cannot be current and has..................
The second half of the sentence is talking about a present situation......................in that case "has" cannot be used................"is" is appropriate..............
my take on it...
23 Nov 2006, 00:34
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