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Industry analysts said that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through the end of the year.

(A) of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through --> "may be" & "possibility" together are redundant
(B) of the possibility that gasoline and heating oil prices could stay higher than usual throughout --> same as A
(C) of prices of gasoline and heating oil possibly staying higher than usually through --> same as A
(D) that prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually are throughout --> "may be" & "could" together are redundant
(E) that prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual through --> correct
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New post 14 Sep 2018, 10:40
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Through the end of the year means from now until the end of the year, period by period or event by event. As we are in June now, through the end means the rest of June, the entire of July, August, September, and so on until the last day of December. On the contrary, throughout the end of the year doesn't convey any sensible meaning except to refer to the last of the year. The end of the year marks a particular short point of time. There no meaning in saying throughout that the short period.
Through means from one point to another. Throughout means entirely



Could you please give us a correct example of the use of throughout?
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New post 17 Sep 2018, 06:35
two things to look for

1)throughout and through.
throughout doesn't make sense in this sentence hence B,D are out
2)redundancy of words may+possibility & may+could
hence A,C out.

Ans is E
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New post 27 Sep 2018, 02:45
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i am having doubt in option c .
experts plz explain how C can eliminate on solid ground .
is possibly staying higher is wrong here .
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i am having doubt in option c .
experts plz explain how C can eliminate on solid ground .
is possibly staying higher is wrong here .
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Dear jafy,

Happy to help you here to eliminate C.

Quote:
Industry analysts said that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through the end of the year.


Quote:
(C) of prices of gasoline and heating oil possibly staying higher than usually through


There are a couple of things you may base your elimination on.
1. Higher which is an adjective, is compared to Usually, which is an adverb. Incorrect comparison.
2. Usually and Possibly, both are adverbs and have no verb to refer to. Just to mention that Staying isn't is verb here. Hence base your elimination on dangling adverb.

I hope this helps.
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Industry analysts said that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through the end of the year.

(A) of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through
(B) of the possibility that gasoline and heating oil prices could stay higher than usual throughout
(C) of prices of gasoline and heating oil possibly staying higher than usually through
(D) that prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually are throughout
(E) that prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual through


We could also note one more tool for an early POE. We can compare adjectives with adjectives but not with adverbs. 'Higher' is an adjective while 'usually' is an adverb. We can safely eliminate A, C, and D on this count. Between B and E, the difference in meaning between 'through' and 'throughout' decides the winner that is E.


Hi daagh,

I have a question here. As I understand, what the sentence compares are not "higher" with "usually" or "usual", but it compares oil prices in THIS PERIOD with AN USUAL PERIOD.

An example of this usage could be "The oil prices are staying higher now than before."

Then am I correct to understand the intended meaning as "The [current] oil prices are staying higher than usual [prices]."?

Please correct if I do not get it right. Thank you so much!
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New post 05 Oct 2018, 01:29
may is already a probability indicator, there is no need for another probability / chance indicator. Hence, The answer E is correct.
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New post 24 Mar 2019, 18:13
Dear experts,

I have the same question with the comparison here:

since we are making a comparison, then what is the counterpart of "usual"? Does the sentence compare "USUAL price" with "CURRENT price", OR compare "prices USUALLY stay" with "prices WILL stay higher"?

ie,
The [current] oil prices are staying higher than [usual] prices."?
or
The prices [will] stay higher than they [usually] stay?

which one above is the intended meaning?

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Can anyone please enlighten me the use of COULD and WILL in the options d and c? However, I completely understand the difference between through and throughout
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New post 02 May 2019, 19:48
AbdurRakib wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2018
Practice Question
Sentence Correction
Question no. 274

Industry analysts said that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through the end of the year.

(A) of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through
(B) of the possibility that gasoline and heating oil prices could stay higher than usual throughout
(C) of prices of gasoline and heating oil possibly staying higher than usually through
(D) that prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually are throughout
(E) that prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual through

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/09/business/fuel-prices-move-higher-and-trend-is-expected-to-persist.html

Fuel prices have risen over the last two weeks, and analysts warn that the increase may be an early signal that prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than usual through the end of the year, in large part because of chronically low stockpiles of crude oil and petroleum products in the United States.


POE -
1. 'Throughout' is incorrect because the sentence ends with 'the end of the year' - throughout the end is logically incorrect - B & D out.
2. It is redundant to use the word 'possibility' as the sentence already uses 'may' - A out.
3. '... higher than usually' is unidiomatic - C out.

And we're left with easy A.
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[quote="AbdurRakib"]
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2018
Practice Question
Sentence Correction
Question no. 274

Industry analysts said that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through the end of the year.

(A) of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through
(B) of the possibility that gasoline and heating oil prices could stay higher than usual throughout
(C) of prices of gasoline and heating oil possibly staying higher than usually through
(D) that prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually are throughout
(E) that prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual through

look at choice b
"gasoline and heating oil prices " is wrong. "heating oil prices" is right. the noun modifying the other noun must be short.
a noun phrase modifying another noun must be short.
"heating oil price" is correct
"heating oil and cooling oil price" is wrong. the noun phrase preceding "price" is long.

second point.
a great point here is could/may can not go with "possibility". this redundancy should be noted because it is not easy to realized when we are in the test room. this error is easy to explain but is hard to realize when we are nervous in the test room.

third point
I dont think "thoughout" is wrong inhere. I think both "throughout " and " through" are correct inhere.
"through this period" means from a beginning point to ending point of the period
"throughout this period" mean the same but it emphasize that something happen in every moment of the period. the difference is the emphasis.

both "through" and "throughout" need a period which follow. I read this point from Oxford dictionary. so, I think both "throughout" and "through" are correct inhere.

Originally posted by thangvietnam on 04 May 2019, 00:58.
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New post 26 May 2019, 17:09
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deependra1234 wrote:
daagh isnt could preferred for future in past context??




Hello deependra1234,

Although your query is not addressed to me, I would like to clarify your doubt. :-)

This official sentence intends to say that the analysts said that possibly the oil prices will remain higher than usual through the end of the year.

The event of the prices staying higher pertains to future period. The possibility is there that this action will take place. Hence, use of will is absolutely correct in the context of this sentence.

Use of the verb could stay again presents possibility. This is not the intended meaning of the sentence.


Hope this helps. :-)
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Hi Sharddha,
Please help me in understanding through and throughout
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"Through [X period of time]" means "from the beginning (now or a specified time) until the end of X period of time." So in the sentence above, this means that heating prices may remain high from now until the end of the year.

"Throughout [X period of time]" means "for all of X period of time." In the sentence above, this would mean that heating prices may remain high for all of the end of the year. This is very odd, since the end of the year isn't really a specific period. Are we talking about just Dec. 31, or all of December, etc.? Also, what about the intervening time between now (whenever that is) and the end of the year? It's fairly clear that this is not the intended meaning. In fact, I don't think a proper English sentence would ever say "throughout the end of the year." A better usage would be something like "Throughout the summer months, one can spot moths fluttering around lampposts."
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Hi GMAT Ninja,

I never get this question crrect, can you please provide solution.

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Industry analysts said that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through the end of the year.

(A) of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through The use of usually here should be usual
(B) of the possibility that gasoline and heating oil prices could stay higher than usual throughout Possibly and could both indicate chance and should not be used together
(C) of prices of gasoline and heating oil possibly staying higher than usually through the placement of possibly is the problem here. We want to emphasise the possibility of these two prices staying higher than usual throughout the year not the possibility of the prices staying higher as compared to some other alternative such as staying the same
(D) that prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually are throughoutThis messes up the meaning,saying that prices usually are at a certain level throughout the year and that the recent prices could spike prices to levels greater than these usual prices
(E) that prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual throughI do not really like this since it omits the chances of this event happening but it concisely carries our meaning even tho
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Hi all,
I don't understand why "prices staying higher than usually through " is incorrect. Isn't this comparison implying "prices staying higher than prices staying usually"? If so, the employment of "usually" should be correct.
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DmitryFarber wrote:
The "may" that you mentioned already softens "will." So this may be a sign that prices will stay higher. Then again, it may not be such a sign, in which case prices may not stay higher.

As for "they" in D, I don't see a problem there. Prices are going to stay higher than prices usually do. We don't need the word "prices"--or even the word "they"--but the meaning is clear enough.


Dmitry - just wanted to confirm: are you suggesting that the "are" in "prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually are" is not correct?

Would "prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually do" be correct?

In addition, in E, "prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual" - what does "usual" compare to? Is this trying to say "prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual (prices)?

Thanks for your help.
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Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

AbdurRakib wrote:
Industry analysts said that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through the end of the year.

(A) of the possibility of gasoline and heating oil prices staying higher than usually through
(B) of the possibility that gasoline and heating oil prices could stay higher than usual throughout
(C) of prices of gasoline and heating oil possibly staying higher than usually through
(D) that prices of gasoline and heating oil could stay higher than they usually are throughout
(E) that prices of gasoline and heating oil will stay higher than usual through


Choice A: This answer choice displays a clear case of redundancy; as the non-underlined portion of the sentence already includes the verb "may", conveying the sense of ambiguity inherent to the sentence's meaning, there is no reason to use the word "possibility". Additionally, this answer choice incorrectly uses the adverb "usually" to modify another adverb "higher"; the correct form of the verb that should be used here is the adjective form "usual". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice repeats the redundancy error found in Option A. This answer choice also creates a meaning error by substituting the word "through" with the word "throughout"; the former implies that the prices will stay higher than usual from the present to the end of the year, while the latter implies that prices will stay high during a particular, short period before the year ends. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice C: This answer choice also suffers from a redundancy error, due to the use of the word "possibly". This answer choice also repeats the error related to the use of the word "usually", found in Option A. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice D: This answer choice shares the error related to the use of "throughout", seen in Option B. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice E: This answer choice conveys the intended meaning of the sentence and avoids incorrect adverb use and redundancy. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Hence, E is the best answer choice.

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May and ‘of possibility’ is redundant. Between through and throughout, throughout is incorrect. Between usual and usually – usually is incorrect. Only E is free from all these errors and is the correct answer.
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Snippet from Manhattan:
The conditional tense is formed by combining would with the base form of
the verb: would provide. This construction expresses the future from the point
of view of the past.
The typical sequences for these types of sentences are either Present + Future
or Past + Conditional:
Right: The scientist BELIEVES that the machine WILL BE
wonderful.
Present Future
Wrong: The scientist BELIEVES that the machine WOULD BE
wonderful.
Present Conditional
Right: The scientist BELIEVED that the machine WOULD BE
wonderful.
Past Conditional
Wrong: The scientist BELIEVED that the machine WILL BE
wonderful.
Past Future

Why is option E correct?

Analysts SAID that the recent rise in fuel prices may be an early signal that prices of gasoline and heating oil WILL stay higher than usual through the end of the year

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