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# After the recent spate of lay-offs at the television

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After the recent spate of lay-offs at the television [#permalink]

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After the recent spate of lay-offs at the television factory, it was widely anticipated that the union would turn even more militant.

A After the recent spate of lay-offs at the television factory, it was widely anticipated that
B When there was the recent spate of lay-offs at the television factory, there was wide anticipation that
C Since the recent spate of lay-offs at the television factory, there was wide anticipation that
D As with the recent spate of lay-offs at the television factory, it was widely anticipated that
E There being a spate of lay-offs recently at the television factory, it was widely anticipated that

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04 Mar 2004, 09:48
The correct answer is A. The correct idiomatic expression is widely anticipated. We can eliminate B an C for the unidiomatic there was wide anticipation. D should be eliminated for As at the beginning of the sentence, since there is no comparison being made here. E should be discarded for the awkward there being.

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04 Mar 2004, 09:48
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