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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 15 May 2008, 17:34
nice one.
In B and C - 'back' is redundant.
In E - 'into' is incorrect.

Comes down to A vs D.
A is correct because it uses "raising" which is a noun and is required here to indicate the future tense.

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New post 15 May 2008, 19:02
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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


A,
and more: a reversion to something
First time, I also fall in D trap! :lol:
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nice one.
In B and C - 'back' is redundant.
In E - 'into' is incorrect.

Comes down to A vs D.
A is correct because it uses "raising" which is a noun and is required here to indicate the future tense.

Wow. Good One. OA please.
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any answer with "back" is redundant. also "into" is incorrect
that left us with A and D, D is incorrect, we will need a noun substitute after "to".

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