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According to some real estate experts, the May increase in new housing

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According to some real estate experts, the May increase in new housing starts so that it was the highest in two years suggests that the current high prices for lumber and construction supplies will be maintained in the near term.

A. so that it was the highest in two years
B. so that it was the highest two-year pace
C. to what would be the highest in two years
D. to a two-year high point
E. to the highest level in two years
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E it is: to the highest level in two years

faults in bold:

A. so that it was the highest in two years----->"so that" is WRONG as it suggest the INTENT, which is not the case

B. so that it was the highest two-year pace---->same as above

C. to what would be the highest in two years----->WOULD is WRONG

D. to a two-year high point------>"a two-year high point" is WRONG . it seems to suggest as if there is some kind of specific location named "a two-year high point" some thing like "Joggers park"

E. to the highest level in two years----->correct

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E it is: to the highest level in two years

faults in bold:

A. so that it was the highest in two years----->"so that" is WRONG as it suggest the INTENT, which is not the case

B. so that it was the highest two-year pace---->same as above

C. to what would be the highest in two years----->WOULD is WRONG

D. to a two-year high point------>"a two-year high point" is WRONG . it seems to suggest as if there is some kind of specific location named "a two-year high point" some thing like "Joggers park"

E. to the highest level in two years----->correct



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no it doesnt
can u pls explain the meaning of this sentence
im completely lost
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New post 17 May 2016, 13:55
option A and B are incorrect because of use of ' so ... that ' which suggests intent or purpose
option C uses would which leads to unnecessary past tense usage and so this is also incorrect
option D uses ' to a two - year high point '.It changes the degree of comparision and thus incorrect
option E is the correct answer
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According to some real estate experts, the May increase in new housing starts so that it was the highest in two years suggests that the current high prices for lumber and construction supplies will be maintained in the near term.

A. so that it was the highest in two years
B. so that it was the highest two-year pace
C. to what would be the highest in two years
D. to a two-year high point
E. to the highest level in two years


A & B , so that is just to talk about purpose behind the activity .
Since, the increase in the housing market doesn't happen intentionally or purposefully . It is just an event that has its implications mentioned in the sentence .

So that is wrong here ...

Since we are talking in present tense , would usage is wrong .

Btw D and E

D suggests there were many high points of the increases and this increase is just matching one of those high points .... non sensible

Thus , E is best option among all .

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