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Even though recent national statistics suggest a revival in business activity, some credit-market analysts maintain that the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating the economy.

A.the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating
B.the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further in order to stimulate
C.the need is for the Federal Reserve Board to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating
D.there need to be a further lowering by the Federal Reserve Board of short-term interest rates for the purpose of stimulating
E.short-term interest rates need to be lowered further by the Federal Reserve Board so as to stimulate

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Even though recent national statistics suggest a revival in business activity, some credit-market analysts maintain that the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating the economy.

A.the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating
B.the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further in order to stimulate
C.the need is for the Federal Reserve Board to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating
D.there need to be a further lowering by the Federal Reserve Board of short-term interest rates for the purpose of stimulating
E.short-term interest rates need to be lowered further by the Federal Reserve Board so as to stimulate


(C) INCORRECT... the construction is awkward
(D) INCORRECT... same as (C)
(E) INCORRECT... passive construction is not required.

Between (A) and (B),
IMHO,infinitive is more proper to show the intention.Hence (B)

Please correct me if anything is wrong.
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NandishSS wrote:
Even though recent national statistics suggest a revival in business activity, some credit-market analysts maintain that the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating the economy.

A.the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating
B.the Federal Reserve Board needs to lower short-term interest rates further in order to stimulate
C.the need is for the Federal Reserve Board to lower short-term interest rates further for stimulating
D.there need to be a further lowering by the Federal Reserve Board of short-term interest rates for the purpose of stimulating
E.short-term interest rates need to be lowered further by the Federal Reserve Board so as to stimulate


in the pattern
main clause+ to do
to do shows a future action done by subject of main clause.
so
in choice B, the board perform the action of "stimulate". this is logic.

"for doing" is used to show a purpose of a noun, not a clause.
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New post 22 May 2017, 20:41
in phrase "for doing", doing refers to a general action not belonging to any specific noun in the sentence
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I learn gmat to take MBA.
this means I learn gmat so that I take an MBA. this is logic.

I learn gmat for taking an MBA

taking dose not refer to "I" , taking refers to general action of anybody.
so, I can understand that

I learn gmat so that anybody take an MBA. this is not logic.

gmat test to do/doing a lot. and this is a hard point.
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New post 12 Jan 2019, 20:53
The whole sentence is in “simple present” tense. So, the use of “present continuous - stimulating” is wrong here. Hence, A, C and D are out. E could be eliminated for unnecessary use of passive voice in the sentence. Hence, B is the answer.
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