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Despite gloomy predictions, the reactions of participants in the Senate hearing represent an intensifying expectation that government regulators will avert the crisis onlookers had predicted previously and may perhaps bring about a period of sustained growth, succeeded by a safe and stable economic revival.

A. that government regulators will avert the crisis onlookers had predicted previously and may perhaps bring
B. for government regulators to avert the crisis, what onlookers had predicted previously, perhaps to bring
C. for government regulators to avert the crisis, something previously onlookers had predicted, and instead to bring
D. for government regulators to avert the crisis many were predicting previously, and rather to bring
E. that government regulators will avert the crisis that was predicted previously by onlookers, with it perhaps bringing

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16 Jan 2020, 12:01
Despite gloomy predictions, the reactions of participants in the Senate hearing represent an intensifying expectation that government regulators will avert the crisis onlookers had predicted previously and may perhaps bring about a period of sustained growth, succeeded by a safe and stable economic revival.

A. that government regulators will avert the crisis onlookers had predicted previously and may perhaps bring
B. for government regulators to avert the crisis, what onlookers had predicted previously, perhaps to bring
C. for government regulators to avert the crisis, something previously onlookers had predicted, and instead to bring
D. for government regulators to avert the crisis many were predicting previously, and rather to bring
E. that government regulators will avert the crisis that was predicted previously by onlookers, with it perhaps bringing

Out of the lot D seems best. Here is the reasoning :-

in A) may perhaps is redundant
in B) had predicted doesn't go with any past tense verb in the sentence
in C) Same as in B as far as tense goes;
in E) with it perhaps - no antecedent for it, the only singular antecedent that comes is crisis which doesn't make sense to go with the last part.

Hence I would go with D on this one
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17 Jan 2020, 10:53
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OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

Let's ignore all the details for a second and understand the meaning of the sentence. The sentence states that there is a certain expectation and then goes on to describe what that expectation is: government regulators will avoid a crisis and might actually improve things. The sentence looks okay. The verbs are parallel, the tenses are logical, and there's nothing particularly confusing here.
None of the other options are an improvement. They make the sentence needlessly confusing at best and grammatically incorrect at worst.

The correct answer is Choice (A).

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17 Jan 2020, 10:59
Abhi077 wrote:
OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

Let's ignore all the details for a second and understand the meaning of the sentence. The sentence states that there is a certain expectation and then goes on to describe what that expectation is: government regulators will avoid a crisis and might actually improve things. The sentence looks okay. The verbs are parallel, the tenses are logical, and there's nothing particularly confusing here.
None of the other options are an improvement. They make the sentence needlessly confusing at best and grammatically incorrect at worst.

The correct answer is Choice (A).

Abhi077 :- OE says answer is A and OA says C. Could you please look into it and let us know the correct answer.
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17 Jan 2020, 11:02
shameekv1989 wrote:
Abhi077 wrote:
OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

Let's ignore all the details for a second and understand the meaning of the sentence. The sentence states that there is a certain expectation and then goes on to describe what that expectation is: government regulators will avoid a crisis and might actually improve things. The sentence looks okay. The verbs are parallel, the tenses are logical, and there's nothing particularly confusing here.
None of the other options are an improvement. They make the sentence needlessly confusing at best and grammatically incorrect at worst.

The correct answer is Choice (A).

Abhi077 :- OE says answer is A and OA says C. Could you please look into it and let us know the correct answer.

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