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Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

(A) Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
(B) Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
(C) Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
(D) Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
(E) Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.
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IMO C.

"demand in research" sounds better than "demand for research" , so between C and E.

C seems a better option than E here.
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Isn't it better - "demand for X" than "demand in X"?

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[C] is the best option, as besides the use of the terms 'increased' and 'decreased', 'increased demand in scientific research' is the correct idiomatic usage.

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demand for, sounds better for me, so i pick D.

Whats the OA?
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Isn't it better - "demand for X" than "demand in X"?



Yeah, I would pick that up as well.
IMO D
Because "demand for X" sounds better than "demand in X".

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OA is C

This choice replaces "less availability" with "decreased availability" and "greater demand" with "increased demand." The word "consistently" is removed, and "demand for" is changed to "demand in."

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Is "demand in" really better than "demand for"?

What on earth is the difference between them?

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The answer is C coz demand in Scientific Research is the correct use , not just idiomatically , but in the whole sense of the sentence.
The option Demand for scientific Research point to scientific research and not Platinum

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The answer is C coz demand in Scientific Research is the correct use , not just idiomatically , but in the whole sense of the sentence.
The option Demand for scientific Research point to scientific research and not Platinum

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The answer is C coz demand in Scientific Research is the correct use , not just idiomatically , but in the whole sense of the sentence.

The option Demand for scientific Research point to scientific research and not Platinum

Hope this helps



Thats correct. "for" changes the meaning.

C is best.
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C for me (increased demand in scientific research)

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@IEsailor ....I was just about to say that. Indeed, demand for changes the meaning.

So it is C.

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The answer is C.
The words "less" and "greater" are not suitable in this context. We have to denote the change in demand and availability with the words "increase" and "decrease" which are more appropriate in this context. Increase and decrease represent change over time which is exactly what's happening here.
Second error to look for is the use of wrong preposition. Instead of "...for scientific research..." the correct preposition is "...in scientific research...."

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appreciate the clarification in demand for/demand in

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demand for is related to something material like his demand for a box of chocklates

demand in is related to something where the requirement is like 'demand in job

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IMO, the question is not just about idiom or sound but more of meaning
or context.

"demand for Y" is correct much as is "demand in Y"

Platinium is increasingly used in scientific reasearch, and its availability is reducing.
Also, because price is usually proportional to supply (or availability, in this case), the cost of Platinum remains high.

Demand FOR Platinum (IN scientific research) is increasing, its availability is shrinking; the price, as a consequence remains high (just like gold)

The increasing demand is NOT for "scientific research." Rather, there is an increasing
demand FOR platinum IN scientific research.

This is what option (C) says, and we would agree that (D) changes meaning.

Please correct me where I am wrong.
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IMO, the question is not just about idiom or sound but more of meaning
or context.

"demand for Y" is correct much as is "demand in Y"

Platinium is increasingly used in scientific reasearch, and its availability is reducing.
Also, because price is usually proportional to supply (or availability, in this case), the cost of Platinum remains high.

Demand FOR Platinum (IN scientific research) is increasing, its availability is shrinking; the price, as a consequence remains high (just like gold)

The increasing demand is NOT for "scientific research." Rather, there is an increasing
demand FOR platinum IN scientific research.

This is what option (C) says, and we would agree that (D) changes meaning.

Please correct me where I am wrong.


I can always eliminate it to the last 2 but I always get it wrong. Thanks for the clarification.
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C for me :)

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Eliminate B and E as they have "like that of gold". You are doing a simple comparison between the two. Hence "that of" is unnecessary.

Among A, C and D eliminate A and D because they use "demand FOR". This is incorrect because that would imply that scientific research is in demand, not platinum itself.

Hence C remains.
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