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Contrary to financial analysts, who predicted last year that the market for home computers would dwindle, the personal computer industry continued to show strong growth in the first quarter of this year.

(a) analysts, who predicted
(b) analysts, whose predictions
(c) analysts and their predictions
(d) analysts' predicting
(e) analysts' predictions

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/28/business/strong-growth-in-pc-industry-reports-say.html

Despite Wall Street anxieties about the market for home computers, the personal computer industry over all continues to show strong growth, according to two reports to be issued on Monday.

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E is the best option. Call conveys the accurate meaning in the most concise way.

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Contrary to financial analysts,who predicted last year that the market for home computers would dwindle, the personal computer industry continued to show strong growth in the first quarter of this year.

(a) analysts, who predicted - contrary to prediction not analysts themselves
(b) analysts, whose predictions - contrary to prediction not analysts themselves
(c) analysts and their predictions- and their unnecessary, not contrary to both
(d) analysts' predicting - incorrect
(e) analysts' predictions - correct
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analysts' refer to the group of analysts whereas analysts refer to the plural form of analyst.

Contrary to group of financial analysts predictions, hence, convey correct meaning.

Therefore, e is correct

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Contrary to financial analysts, who predicted last year that the market for home computers would dwindle, the personal computer industry continued to show strong growth in the first quarter of this year.

(a) analysts, who predicted --> "the industry continue ..., contrary to analysts" , doesn't make sense, it should be contrary to something/predictions
(b) analysts, whose predictions
(c) analysts and their predictions
(d) analysts' predicting
(e) analysts' predictions --> correct : plural "analysts", plural "predictions"
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The contrary statement refers to the prediction and not to the analysts. The contrast is between the prediction and the outcome. So, choice A and B and C are out. Choice D also gives the same sense that the contrast is between the outcome and the analysts. Only choice E correctly marks the contrast. Hence, E is the answer.
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Contrary to financial analysts, who predicted last year that the market for home computers would dwindle, the personal computer industry continued to show strong growth in the first quarter of this year.

(a) analysts, who predicted
(b) analysts, whose predictions
(c) analysts and their predictions
(d) analysts' predicting
(e) analysts' predictions

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/28/business/strong-growth-in-pc-industry-reports-say.html

Despite Wall Street anxieties about the market for home computers, the personal computer industry over all continues to show strong growth, according to two reports to be issued on Monday.

Hi,
What jumps straight out right after the non-essential modifier is the noun, the personal computer industry, which did something against analysts!! But because its in the non-underlined portion, it is correct. So there is a meaning error that needs correction.
B has the same error. OUT
C makes analysts and their predictions parallel. OUT
D predicting makes it just wrong. there is a proper noun in the dictionary, why use a gerund ??
E uses the noun required "prediction". Now, the meaning error is corrected.: Winner
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LordStark wrote:
Contrary to financial analysts, who predicted last year that the market for home computers would dwindle, the personal computer industry continued to show strong growth in the first quarter of this year.

(a) analysts, who predicted
(b) analysts, whose predictions
(c) analysts and their predictions
(d) analysts' predicting
(e) analysts' predictions

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/28/business/strong-growth-in-pc-industry-reports-say.html

Despite Wall Street anxieties about the market for home computers, the personal computer industry over all continues to show strong growth, according to two reports to be issued on Monday.


"the personal computer industry" is a thing and not a person. " financial [u]analysts," is a group of persons. Now a person cant be compared with 'a thing'. So option A is wrong.
Option B repeats the same error. Option C takes 'analysts' too and so repeats the same error. Option D also uses 'analysts'".
Option E introduces "predictions' and is the correct answer.
Please give me kudo s if you liked my answer.
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LordStark wrote:
Contrary to financial analysts, who predicted last year that the market for home computers would dwindle, the personal computer industry continued to show strong growth in the first quarter of this year.

(a) analysts, who predicted
(b) analysts, whose predictions
(c) analysts and their predictions
(d) analysts' predicting
(e) analysts' predictions

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/28/business/strong-growth-in-pc-industry-reports-say.html

Despite Wall Street anxieties about the market for home computers, the personal computer industry over all continues to show strong growth, according to two reports to be issued on Monday.


gerund, a doing form of verb, which has some functions of verb and function of noun, can take object but can not take possesive because it dose not have all function of noun. prediting in choice d is gerund, so, it can not go with possesive "analyst's"

the most easy way to remember is
possessive+doing+direct object is alway wrong

even if predicting is correct. doing as a noun is different from normal noun in that doing as a noun focuses on process. normal noun focuses on action. we do not want process inhere, so, choice d is wrong
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LordStark wrote:
Contrary to financial analysts, who predicted last year that the market for home computers would dwindle, the personal computer industry continued to show strong growth in the first quarter of this year.

(a) analysts, who predicted
(b) analysts, whose predictions
(c) analysts and their predictions
(d) analysts' predicting
(e) analysts' predictions

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/28/business/strong-growth-in-pc-industry-reports-say.html

Despite Wall Street anxieties about the market for home computers, the personal computer industry over all continues to show strong growth, according to two reports to be issued on Monday.


permit me to post second time because now, i figure out new thing on this question.

regarding contrary.
we can compare noun with noun, using contrary.
my idea is contrary to your idea. this is simple use of adjective phrase.

but contrary phrase can work as adverbial, which modify the main action in the main clause though the phrase is adjective phrase. adverb, adjective phrase, doing phrase, do-ed phrase can be adverbials (phrase modifying the main action).

in choice e, contrary phrase work as adverb modifying the main action. because it is adverbial, its position can be flexible. contrary to adjective phrase, which should be close to the headnoun.

in choice e, we compare two actions. the first action is encoded in action noun, prediction, the second in definite verb, "continued to grow".

I find this point because I see that "prediction" can not be parallel to industry. so, the comparision must be between action and action.

another sentence i want to analyse

contrary to your idea, which is pessimistic, my idea is positive.

in this sentence, "contrary..."phrase refer to the subject and,so, must be close to the subject, (if it is not, the sentence is inferior). but is still an adverbial modifying the main action. inhere, "contrary to..." is adjective phrase primarily but in sentence level, it is adverbial. the parallelism is between noun and noun, but "contrary.." phrase is adverbial.

what i want to say is that in both sentences above, the phrase "contrary to..." is adverbial, but one phrase refers to the subject and, so, need to be close to it and one phrase dose not.

am i correct? pls, comment. thank you
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