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# Core inflation is generally defined to be the rate at which

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Core inflation is generally defined to be the rate at which increases in the cost of labor exceeds gains in productivity.
(A)
(B) to be the rate of increases in labor costs exceeding
(C) as the rate at which increases in labor costs exceed
(D) as the rate of labor cost increases exceeding
(E) as the rate of increases in the cost of labor exceeding
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29 Jul 2004, 10:04
But QA is "D"

Maybe, D is more concise??? Anyone can explain?
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29 Jul 2004, 10:12
"rate of labor cost increase" is wrong in D.

here, we are defining a set-term (see: it is defined), thus there is no need to use present participle.

C should be it.

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29 Jul 2004, 13:13
Got C as well.

In D, does "of" means equal to

like r = a-b/c-d

something like that....

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