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Economist Adam Keynes predicts by the year 2025 that world per-capita income, which now approaches $5,000 a year, is reaching $10,000 a year.
A. Economist Adam Keynes predicts by the year 2025 that world per-capita income, which now approaches $5,000 a year, is reaching $10,000 a year.
B. Approaching $5,000 a year, economist Adam Keynes predicts that world per-capita income will reach $10,000 a year by 2025.
C. According to the economist Adam Keynes, world per-capita income, which has been approaching $5,000 per year, will surmount $10,000 a year by 2025.
D. According to the economist Adam Keynes, world per-capita income is approaching $5,000 a year and will reach $10,000 a year by 2025.
E. By the year 2025, economist Adam Keynes predicts that per-capita income in the world, which is approaching $5,000 a year, will surmount $10,000 a year.

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Economist Adam Keynes predicts by the year 2025 that world per-capita income, which now approaches $5,000 a year, is reaching $10,000 a year.

A. Economist Adam Keynes predicts by the year 2025 that world per-capita income, which now approaches $5,000 a year, is reaching $10,000 a year.
'predicts by the year's is wrong. He predicts THAT by the year......
Future tense cannot be shown by 'IS reaching'


B. Approaching $5,000 a year, economist Adam Keynes predicts that world per-capita income will reach $10,000 a year by 2025.
MODIFIER issue- WHAT is approaching '5000 a year's, surely not Adam

C. According to the economist Adam Keynes, world per-capita income, which has been approaching $5,000 per year, will surmount $10,000 a year by 2025.
awkward construction.. per capita HAS been approaching??

D. According to the economist Adam Keynes, world per-capita income is approaching $5,000 a year and will reach $10,000 a year by 2025.
Best available answer...

E. By the year 2025, economist Adam Keynes predicts that per-capita income in the world, which is approaching $5,000 a year, will surmount $10,000 a year.
Adam has already predicted, he will not predict by 2025..

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Have a doubt ..as per original sentence , prediction is only regarding per capita income of 2025 , but in D it conveys that two points have been conveyed by author ie one for current per capita and another a prediction ..so it changes the meaning drastically..

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Have a doubt ..as per original sentence , prediction is only regarding per capita income of 2025 , but in D it conveys that two points have been conveyed by author ie one for current per capita and another a prediction ..so it changes the meaning drastically..

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Have a doubt ..as per original sentence , prediction is only regarding per capita income of 2025 , but in D it conveys that two points have been conveyed by author ie one for current per capita and another a prediction ..so it changes the meaning drastically..

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If I may, there are two problems with option C. First Identified by chetan2u : has been approaching $5,000 per year --- an awkward construction . 2nd problem is the use of the verb "surmount". some what it is changing the meaning.

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Have a doubt ..as per original sentence , prediction is only regarding per capita income of 2025 , but in D it conveys that two points have been conveyed by author ie one for current per capita and another a prediction ..so it changes the meaning drastically..

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If you see I have mentioned " best available answer"..
D is grammatically correct ..
A is completely wrong grammatically so what it intends to convey is questionable..

Again Correct choice could have been worded better but it is best available
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D is the best available answer that keeps the meaning intact and error free.


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Economist Adam Keynes predicts by the year 2025 that world per-capita income, which now approaches $5,000 a year, is reaching $10,000 a year.

A. Economist Adam Keynes predicts by the year 2025 that world per-capita income, which now approaches $5,000 a year, is reaching $10,000 a year.
'predicts by the year's is wrong. He predicts THAT by the year......
Future tense cannot be shown by 'IS reaching'


B. Approaching $5,000 a year, economist Adam Keynes predicts that world per-capita income will reach $10,000 a year by 2025.
MODIFIER issue- WHAT is approaching '5000 a year's, surely not Adam

C. According to the economist Adam Keynes, world per-capita income, which has been approaching $5,000 per year, will surmount $10,000 a year by 2025.
awkward construction.. per capita HAS been approaching??

D. According to the economist Adam Keynes, world per-capita income is approaching $5,000 a year and will reach $10,000 a year by 2025.
Best available answer...

E. By the year 2025, economist Adam Keynes predicts that per-capita income in the world, which is approaching $5,000 a year, will surmount $10,000 a year.
Adam has already predicted, he will not predict by 2025..

D


I did not expect your reasoning would include " awkward construction".


IMO C

Meaning analysis- Eco AK predicts that , the per capita income , which is already / has been already approaching 5000 WILL REACH 10000 BY THE YEAR 2025
The above bolded portion is his prediction.

Error analysis-
A. He predicts it today not by the year .
B.Modifier error- Verb-ing modifier incorrectly placed.
C. CORRECT - "world per-capita income, which has been approaching $5,000 per year " This is a fact and maybe he predicts the future based on the fact. But it is certain that the above one is a fact. The verb tense is correctly used. " has been approaching " shows that the action is still going on. "will surmount $10,000 a year by 2025. " This is the prediction. Now the only problem with this choice is the verb" will surmount " which means that the PCI will overtake or get past the 10,000 mark and this we do not know for sure.
D. Meaning error- "world per-capita income is approaching $5,000 a year and will reach $10,000 a year by 2025. " here the entire thing is a prediction which wrong. You predict the future not the action which is happenning at present.
E. He is predicting now. Not by the year 2025.
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C vs D

According to Original sentence, words "world per-capita income now approaches' conveys a meaning that income approaches to a level in current scenario.

Present perfect tense in choice C 'has been approaching' distorts the meaning to 'income started approaching in the past and continue to do so'.

And, simple present in Choice D 'is approaching' resonates with Original sentence.

Hence, Choice D is correct.

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