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# In spite of continuing national trends toward increased

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In spite of continuing national trends toward increased consumption of specialty foods, agronomists in the Midwest foresee a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples: feed corn and hard red wheat.
(A) a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples
(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples
(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples
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In spite of continuing national trends toward increased consumption of specialty foods, agronomists in the Midwest foresee a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples: feed corn and hard red wheat.
(A) a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples
(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples
(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples

The correct idiom is = reversion to sth.
B is Incorrect => back is superfluous and wordy
C is incorrect => back is superfluous and wordy and also at the end we need staples so that it can connect well with examples mentioned in the sentence.
D is Incorrect => reversion to raise incorrect use of idiom. Infinitive is not expected after reversion.
E is Incorrect => again incorrect idiom.
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11 Nov 2010, 02:56
oh! missed it. chose between d and a. Picked D.
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11 Nov 2010, 06:11
Werewolf wrote:
oh! missed it. chose between d and a. Picked D.

I also
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25 Aug 2016, 19:22
Could someone please explain why A is better than D?
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26 Aug 2016, 12:56
manhasnoname wrote:
Could someone please explain why A is better than D?

Option D has a problematic meaning:

A: the agricultural staples were raised - the agronomists now foresee a downward trend in agricultural staples.
D: the agronomists are foreseeing in order to raise the agricultural staples, i.e. the purpose of the foreseeing is the raising of the staples.

Hence D is wrong.
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22 Sep 2016, 07:13
niraj92 wrote:
In spite of continuing national trends toward increased consumption of specialty foods, agronomists in the Midwest foresee a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples: feed corn and hard red wheat.
(A) a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples
(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples
(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples

tough one...
reversion - get back... so B and C are eliminated right away because of the redundancy.
D - revision to raise - the meaning is changed. the revision is done with the intention to raise ... this is an incorrect meaning.
between A and D: revision to vs revision into. revision to seems more concise. return to not return into. so I chose A.
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