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# National Park Service officials claim that ever escalating

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National Park Service officials claim that ever escalating prices of oil have grown to compel cutbacks in all operations from park tours to maintenance.

A. prices of oil have grown to compel
B. prices of oil are a compeller for
C. oil prices are compelling
D. growth in oil prices is compelling
E. oil prices have grown to compel
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This is about the use of escalation as well as growth in the same clause, a redundancy. After all growth involves escalation. So choice A, D and E can be ditched. In B, prices are a compeller is indeed jarring. C remains
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11 Jun 2012, 22:55
C is correct - Its the only option that uses 'compelling' correctly. The tense is parallel with the 'ever escalating' prices.

D can be eliminated as 'escalating growth' doesn't make much sense.

A,E imply that the prices have grown for the purpose of compelling..."grown to compel"

B is awkward - are a compeller for.

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12 Jun 2012, 02:39
IMO C as majority of other options are using redundancy
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