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Analysts and media executives predict the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been for the company's C.E.O.

A) the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been

B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one

C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one

D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one


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Analysts and media executives predict the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been for the company's C.E.O.

A) the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been

B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one

C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one

D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one


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A & B are wrong since predict + that is required in this case.
C the usage of would in present time frame is incorrect
D though D corrects the issue in C it has new issue. COMPARISION: logically coming year- (should be compared with)- previous one. Not with the difficulty of previous one.
Eliminating all we have E the best choice eliminating all errors above.

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Analysts and media executives predict the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been for the company's C.E.O.

A) the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been –
Predict Always follow that. So, it should be -> predict that
Had been (Past Perfect) is used when there is already a past tense in the sentence and past perfect tense is used to mention something that happened even before the event mentioned in past tense.

B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one
Predict Always follow that. So, it should be -> predict that
While comparisons using less/more, it is mandatory to use than - > Less than/more than.

C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one
Would is incorrect here as Would is only used for
• Hypothetical case
• Discussing about future in the past.
While comparisons using less/more, it is mandatory to use than - > Less than/more than.

D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been
Had been (Past Perfect) is used when there is already a past tense in the sentence and past perfect tense is used to mention something that happened even before the event mentioned in past tense.


E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one
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Can you please help decode the comparison used in the correct option E?

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one

Is there ellipsis at play or is the comparison purely between the 2 nouns - previous year and coming year?
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Analysts and media executives predict the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been for the company's C.E.O.

A) the coming year to be no lesschallenging than the previous one had been -- Simple future tense is preferable to show a prediction for future.

B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one -- same as A

C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one -- Since the prediction is in present, "would" verb is wrong usage

D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been -- We don't have a simple past to qualify preceding "had been". Also, elliptical comparison with verb elimination still makes sense logically.

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one -- CORRECT as explained in D

So, answer is E
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Can you please help decode the comparison used in the correct option E?

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one

Is there ellipsis at play or is the comparison purely between the 2 nouns - previous year and coming year?

I don't believe there is ellipsis at play.

We can eliminate (A) and (B) for not using "that." predict that is an idiom.

We can eliminate (C) and (D) simply due to incorrect verb tenses/forms.

(C) incorrectly uses "would be"

(D) incorrectly uses Past Perfect "had been"

Scroll up, sarphant123 provided a great explanation for C and D.

(E) is correct for using simple past tense

Imagine if we modified the sentence to just read: "the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one."

This comparison logically makes perfect sense. "one" refers to 'year', so you can substitute if you'd like.
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Analysts and media executives predict the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been for the company's C.E.O.

A) the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been - here, 'one' is being used to refer to 'year'. So, the usage of past perfect 'had been' tells us that the situation in the previous year was challenging for some duration but no longer valid after a certain time frame in the past. In other words, the challenge (in the previous year) ceased to exist. if this is true, then you cannot compare something to an event that does not exist anymore. Moreover, the correct idiom structure for 'predict' is 'predict that' (this structure is missing in A ). Hence, eliminate (A).

B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one - incorrect idiom structure. Hence, eliminate (B).

C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one - a comparison using 'less/more' must have 'than' somewhere in the sentence. Here, we do not have 'than'. hence, eliminate (C)

D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been - same error (involving past perfect tense) as in (A). Hence, eliminate (D).

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one - uses the right idiomatic structure for 'predict' (predict that...). Additionally, the right comparison structure (less than) is used here. hence, (E) is the right answer.
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first, i can go to choice E. but choice E is also problematic

for comparison problem, we focus on the second verb in the second part of comparison. this would help a lot. whether the second verb is explicit (writen out) or implicit (cut off), the focus on the second verb help you realize many kinds of errors.
look at choice e, and we focus on the second verb, which here is implicit, cut off. the full sentence is
the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one"will be challenging".
there is a problem here , the tense "will be" can not fit with "previous one"

is this problem from official source?

Originally posted by thangvietnam on 25 May 2020, 08:15.
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for comparison problem, we focus on the second verb in the second part of comparison. this would help a lot. whether the second verb is explicit (writen out) or implicit (cut off), the focus on the second verb help you realize many kinds of errors.
look at choice e, and we focus on the second verb, which here is implicit, cut off. the full sentence is
the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one"will be challenging".
there is a problem here , the tense "will be" can not fit with "previous one"

is this problem from official source?

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Analysts and media executives predict the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been for the company's C.E.O.

A) the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been

B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one

C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one

D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one


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It's a pretty simple sentence structure, so, assuming that the meaning is clear to all, let's jump into POE.

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A) the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been


"predict the coming year to be" is unidiomatic, and even though there is a comparison between two related events, one of the events is in future tense. So, the use of Past Perfect tense is unwarranted here. (A) is out.

Quote:
(B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one


(B) corrects the second error in the original sentence, but " predict the coming year to be" is still unidiomatic. (B) is out

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C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one


(C) corrects our idiom problem, but introduces another one, in the form of "would". Since, we have "Analysts predict", which is in simple present tense, we need to use "will be no less challenging". (C) is out.

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D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been


(D) brings in the "had been" error, so (D) is out.

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E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one


(E) uses the correct form "predict that the coming year...." and makes the appropriate comparison "than the previous one [was]" (E) is the best choice.


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Overlooked again!
I put D instead
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Analysts and media executives predict the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been for the company's C.E.O.

A) the coming year to be no less challenging than the previous one had been

B) the coming year to be no less challenging compared to the previous one

C) that the coming year would be no less challenging compared to the previous one

D) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one had been

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one


If we compare first few words, last few words and few words towards the middle in the options vertically

In A and B, we have "the coming year....:"
In C, D and E, we have " that the coming ......"

Before the underline portion we have "Analysts and media executives predict....", "predict.." will require "that"....Eliminate A and B

In C, comparison marker "less.." must be followed by "than"....Eliminate.

In D, "had been" is past perfect tense,
past perfect tense is used when two actions are over in the past. We don't have second action.....Eliminate


Hence, E is the correct answer.
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Debo1988 wrote:
Can you please help decode the comparison used in the correct option E?

E) that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one

Is there ellipsis at play or is the comparison purely between the 2 nouns - previous year and coming year?

I don't believe there is ellipsis at play.

We can eliminate (A) and (B) for not using "that." predict that is an idiom.

We can eliminate (C) and (D) simply due to incorrect verb tenses/forms.

(C) incorrectly uses "would be"

(D) incorrectly uses Past Perfect "had been"

Scroll up, sarphant123 provided a great explanation for C and D.

(E) is correct for using simple past tense

Imagine if we modified the sentence to just read: "the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one."

This comparison logically makes perfect sense. "one" refers to 'year', so you can substitute if you'd like.



I don't see the past tense in option E.

Would option E still work if we introduced a past verb after "than" as shown in the sentence below?
... that the coming year will be no less challenging than the previous one was ..
Is the sentence above less correct than the option E as stated in the OG?


I get very confused when it comes to sentences such as these, and any help is appreciated.
Thanks!
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