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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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New post 05 Jan 2005, 18:57
reversion is equivalent to moving back, so the use of reversion back, reversion back to, and reversion into are all redundant.
we're left with a and d

a is the answer as we need parallel structure here, i think. continuing with raising...

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i quite didn't understand the sentence.. can somebody elaborate?

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New post 05 Jan 2005, 20:15
I think D is the best answer, but I am not sure

My thoughts are:
to the raising of and into the raising of are awkward
foresee signal future (foresee to raise)

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my choice is A. choice D changes the meaning of the sentence - by using 'to raise'

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(A) a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples
OK

(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples
reversion back is redundant, + other problems

(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
reversion back is redundant, + again is unnecessary

(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
'a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples feed corn and hard red wheat' seems like a preposition (like) is missing. This is wrong

(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples
'into' is clearly wrong .. not idiomatic

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New post 06 Jan 2005, 03:26
A it is. Idiom is reversion to + noun/gerund. D has wrong form, reversion to + infinitive

ie reversion to the mean, reversion to a state of..., reversion to simple counting methods, reversion to the selecting of..., etc
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New post 07 Jan 2005, 09:42
nicolis,


I think 'like' is not necessary for option D, as it contains ':' which means 'feed corn and hard red wheat' are the agricularly staples in the context.

Anyway OA is (A) because D changes the meaning by stating 'revision to raise'. The expected meaning 'revisions to a statistic figure,raise in agricultural staples'. Hope it is clear ..

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OA is "A".

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New post 08 Jan 2005, 22:53
is this question from a gmat plus book?? i think i have seen it before. can anyone confirm the source???

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thanks for the info prasad, i have this bank but haven't started working on it. i guess it's time

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