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# Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate

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Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate [#permalink]

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Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be a resurgence of inflation.

A. factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be
B. factors and not necessarily that it foreshadowed
C. factors and did not necessarily foreshadow
D. factors, while not necessarily a foreshadowing of
E. factors, while it did not necessarily foreshadow that there would be
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Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be a resurgence of inflation.

A. factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be
B. factors and not necessarily that it foreshadowed
C. factors and did not necessarily foreshadow
D. factors, while not necessarily a foreshadowing of
E. factors, while it did not necessarily foreshadow that there would be

I say C. Analysts are saying two things

1. that the increase resulted from...
2. (that the increase) did not necessarily foreshadow....

"necessarily" is an adverb and should be placed next to what it modifies, in this case "foreshadow"

E is awkward and wordy. "Foreshadow" is a transitive verb and needs an object. In E the object is a convoluted noun clause which doesn't really make sense.
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Re: Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate [#permalink]

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RAHKARP27071989 wrote:
HI Experts/ chetan2u,

Opted for correct Option but I want to ask one thing.
Can we in this option we are paralleling Increase and foreshadow ....??

Hi Prakhar,
No it is not increase and foreshadow which are parallel..

usage of INCREASE in 'the increase is NOUN, so you cannot parallel it with a VERB, FORESHADOW...
NOW , what are the items which are parallel...
First always look at the verb..
the increase RESULTED ..... and DID not necessarily....

so parallelism is at the verbs 'resulted' and 'did'..
let me write the sentence..
Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and the increase did not necessarily foreshadow a resurgence of inflation
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Re: Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate [#permalink]

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08 Dec 2017, 08:43
sunny91 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
RAHKARP27071989 wrote:
HI Experts/ chetan2u,

Opted for correct Option but I want to ask one thing.
Can we in this option we are paralleling Increase and foreshadow ....??

Hi Prakhar,
No it is not increase and foreshadow which are parallel..

usage of INCREASE in 'the increase is NOUN, so you cannot parallel it with a VERB, FORESHADOW...
NOW , what are the items which are parallel...
First always look at the verb..
the increase RESULTED ..... and DID not necessarily....

so parallelism is at the verbs 'resulted' and 'did'..
let me write the sentence..
Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and the increase did not necessarily foreshadow a resurgence of inflation

Hi Chetan2u,
Can u please explain why is B wrong?
Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and not necessarily that it foreshadowed a resurgence of inflation.
Here, it refers to increase.

hi..

The problem with it is that it does not make sense and IT does not refer back correctly to anything..

let me try and parallel the two parts of the sentence on EITHER side of AND..

1) Parallel the THAT
Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and analysts said not necessarily that it foreshadowed a resurgence of inflation...
what is IT here??
2) parallel the portion after INCREASE..
Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and the increase not necessarily that it foreshadowed a resurgence of inflation...
Does it make sense..NO
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