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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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daagh wrote:
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.

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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.


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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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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