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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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02 Apr 2004, 08:02
With D here..........The raising or To raise.....I think raise is correct here...
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02 Apr 2004, 08:23
A and E are close.
"reversion to" is more idiomatic than "reversion into"
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02 Apr 2004, 08:25
I believe that "reversion" should be followed by a noun
ie: reversion to the mean, reversion to a state of...
I think "reversion" + verb is awkward to say the least
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02 Apr 2004, 08:56
Then Paul i think you are correct. I was not clear in understanding the meaning of "reversion"...I thought it to mean to resist fom growing staples...But now i understand what it realy means..."the raising" is a noun and "to raise" would mean a verb...
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02 Apr 2004, 10:07
I will go by A. Its not prefect, but looks better than the other choices.
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03 Apr 2004, 04:19
OA is A.
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