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# Public and private analysts are alike in their forecast of a

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Public and private analysts are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades.

A. are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades
B both make predictions of a huge escalation in the next coming decades of costs of the Social Security program
C. each foreshadow huge rising costs of the Social Security program among the next several decades
D. over the next several decades envision a huge escalation in costs of the Social Security program
E. alike predict a huge escalation in the costs of the Social Security program over the next several decades
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25 Nov 2012, 07:42
darlingriyarai wrote:
Public and private analysts are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades.

A. are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades
B both make predictions of a huge escalation in the next coming decades of costs of the Social Security program
C. each foreshadow huge rising costs of the Social Security program among the next several decades
D. over the next several decades envision a huge escalation in costs of the Social Security program
E. alike predict a huge escalation in the costs of the Social Security program over the next several decades

I shall choose E.
E removes several errors comprising of modifier issues, idioms, and meaning.

The sentence implies that Public and private Analysts are similar in that they both predict that there will be huge rise in costs of the Social Security Program in next several decades.
In A, "huge rise FOR costs" is wrong. It must be "huge rise IN costs". The awkward construction of the sentence also means that the Social Security program is spread over the next several decades.
In B, "decades of costs of the social security program" is illogical.
In C, "social security program AMONG several decades" implies that "social security program" is a quantity among "several decades".
In D, Public and private analysts OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DECADES is wrong.
+1 E.

Hope That helps.

P.S. Modifiers should be as close as possible to the words they modify.
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25 Nov 2012, 07:44
By the way,
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26 Nov 2012, 13:49
Public and private analysts are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades.

A. are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades rise for costs vs. rise of costs
B both make predictions of a huge escalation in the next coming decades of costs of the Social Security program escalation in decades??
C. each foreshadow huge rising costs of the Social Security program among the next several decades foreshadow. changes meaning. they not just foreshadow, they actively make predictions
D. over the next several decades envision a huge escalation in costs of the Social Security program analysts over next several decades??? I am sort of shaky on this though
E. alike predict a huge escalation in the costs of the Social Security program over the next several decades Correct
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18 Oct 2013, 11:12
darlingriyarai wrote:
Public and private analysts are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades.

A. are alike in their forecast of a huge rise for costs of the Social Security program distributed over the next several decades
B both make predictions of a huge escalation in the next coming decades of costs of the Social Security program
C. each foreshadow huge rising costs of the Social Security program among the next several decades
D. over the next several decades envision a huge escalation in costs of the Social Security program
E. alike predict a huge escalation in the costs of the Social Security program over the next several decades

OA for this one please? I believe it is E.
Other answer choices have mistakes (Eg. Wrong usage of among in C, and other modifier mistake)

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