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50. According to some economists, the July decrease in unemployment so that it was the lowest in two years suggests that the gradual improvement in the job market is continuing.
(A) so that it was the lowest in two years
(B) so that it was the lowest two-year rate
(C) to what would be the lowest in two years
(D) to a two-year low level
(E) to the lowest level in two years
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02 Oct 2006, 01:40
For D, we tend to say it to mean E actually. but if you critically think about what D means, you will find that it means the low level ( not really the lowest ) lasts 2 years.
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02 Oct 2006, 02:54
betting D

Was picking E at first, but the meaning of E sounds diff from original.

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02 Oct 2006, 03:59
OA is E for this one....
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02 Oct 2006, 15:02
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For D, we tend to say it to mean E actually. but if you critically think about what D means, you will find that it means the low level ( not really the lowest ) lasts 2 years.

Bingo , you got it tennis_ball .
Yes, we are comparing rates across 2 years we need to use superlative lowest here.
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03 Oct 2006, 08:16
Raghavender wrote:
ivymba wrote:
tennis_ball wrote:
For D, we tend to say it to mean E actually. but if you critically think about what D means, you will find that it means the low level ( not really the lowest ) lasts 2 years.

Bingo , you got it tennis_ball .
Yes, we are comparing rates across 2 years we need to use superlative lowest here.

Gud explanation ivymba....thanx..

Both are excellent explanations. Commonly tested concept here.
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