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# Predicting that the recession would worsen, an economist

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Predicting that the recession would worsen, an economist [#permalink]

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Predicting that the recession would worsen, an economist noted that orders, especially for manufactured goods, continues to decline and that there has not been an increase in the number of workers being hired.

A) continues to decline and that there has not been an
B) continues to decline and that there is no
C) continue to decline and that there is no
D) continue to decline and there has not been
E) continue to decline and that there has been no

Please explain with the OA, which I don't have.

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08 Feb 2009, 09:10
Predicting that the recession would worsen, an economist noted that orders, especially for manufactured goods, continues to decline and that there has not been an increase in the number of workers being hired.

A) continues to decline and that there has not been an
B) continues to decline and that there is no
C) continue to decline and that there is no
D) continue to decline and there has not been
E) continue to decline and that there has been no

orders hence we want continue. This rules out A,B.
in D I see that an is missing before increase.
So, I pick E.
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08 Feb 2009, 09:52
IMO E.
orders will take plural verb so "continue". A and B out
parallelism - that and that - D out
Between C and E, I feel E is good because prediction can not take simple verb.
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08 Feb 2009, 09:55
yup E.
orders.....continue
use of that for parallelism
use of has been
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08 Feb 2009, 12:29
Predicting that the recession would worsen, an economist noted that orders, especially for manufactured goods, continues to decline and that there has not been an increase in the number of workers being hired.

A) continues to decline and that there has not been an
B) continues to decline and that there is no
C) continue to decline and that there is no
D) continue to decline and there has not been
E) continue to decline and that there has been no

Please explain with the OA, which I don't have.

E -- parallel..and present perfect tense is appropiate here..
becuase predicted that orders continue to decline.. that is on going process..
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08 Feb 2009, 19:08
between B and E

E seems better
since the original tense is present perfect, no altered tense unless strong proof
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08 Feb 2009, 22:51
I think C is a better choice than E.......
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09 Feb 2009, 08:55
E for me.

'has been' is appropriate for something that is continuing

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