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Rising rates of health insurance are rising to force cutbacks in employer-provided health benefits, especially among small employers.

A. rates of health insurance are rising to force
B. rates of health insurance are a force for
C. rates for health insurance are forcing
D. increases in health insurance rates are forcing
E. health insurance rates have risen to force

Originally posted by macjas on 28 Aug 2012, 00:06.
Last edited by Bunuel on 02 Oct 2018, 08:14, edited 1 time in total.
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Rising rates of health insurance are rising to force cutbacks in employer-provided health benefits, especially among small employers.

thus the reduced stem : Rising rates are rising to force cutbacks..............

lets break the brotherhood of Rising-Rising

A : Rising rates are Rising = Eliminated
E : Rising rates have risen = Eliminated
D : Rising Increases = Eliminated

Bxn B & C :

B : Rising rates.........are a force for cutbacks
C : Rising rates are forcing cutbacks

Guess now it becomes easy to eliminate B & zone in on C

Leading to C = my take
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Answer is C

A) "Rising rates of health insurance are rising to force= redundant

D) Rising increases in health insurance rates are forcing=redundant

E) Rising health insurance rates have risen to force= redundant

Between B and C

"Rates for " is idiomatic. C is the correct anser
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A. rates of health insurance are rising to force
B. rates of health insurance are a force for
-> Both A & B used incorrect idiom of rates.
Rates of XYZ = frequency of XYZ. For instance: rates of crime rise significantly recently.
Rates for XYZ = prices of XYZ

C. rates for health insurance are forcing -> correct idiom
D. increases in health insurance rates are forcing -> Redundant Rising and increases . Additionally, rising in is the correct form
E. health insurance rates have risen to force -> Redundant Rising and risen

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Answer C
- (A) has three problems. (i) "Rising rates . . . are rising" is redundant. (ii) The proper construction is "rates for health insurance", or "health insurance rates", not "rates of health insurance". The phrase "rates of health insurance" implies that we are concerned with the number of occurrences of health insurance; but what we're actually concerned with is the cost of (or "rates for") health insurance. (iii) The phrase "to force" implies that the rates are rising specifically for the purpose of forcing cutbacks. That is an illogical argument. Look for an answer choice that corrects all three errors. Scanning, we eliminate (A) and (B) because of "rates of health insurance".

(D) is redundant because of "rising increases".

Choice (E), like (A), implies that the rates are rising specifically for the purpose of forcing cutbacks.

(C) fixes all three problems without introducing new problems, and is therefore correct. Note that in this question, it could be argued that the best construction – "rising health insurance rates" is not one of the options. Do not let this fact slow you down. Remember to work with what you're given on Sentence Correction, and choose the best answer choice.
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Rising rates of health insurance are rising to force cutbacks in employer-provided health benefits, especially among small employers.

A. rates of health insurance are rising to force
B. rates of health insurance are a force for
C. rates for health insurance are forcing
D. increases in health insurance rates are forcing
E. health insurance rates have risen to force


1) ==> Rising rates FOR mortage loans forced people to buy tents.
2) ==> Rising RATES not rising increase or health insurance!

Therefore answer C :)
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Rising rates of health insurance are rising to force cutbacks in employer-provided health benefits, especially among small employers.

A. rates of health insurance are rising to force
B. rates of health insurance are a force for
C. rates for health insurance are forcing
D. increases in health insurance rates are forcing
E. health insurance rates have risen to force
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Is it possible to eliminates words from the original sentence ?
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Rising rates of health insurance are rising to force cutbacks in employer-provided health benefits, especially among small employers.

A. rates of health insurance are rising to force
B. rates of health insurance are a force for
C. rates for health insurance are forcing
D. increases in health insurance rates are forcing
E. health insurance rates have risen to force
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This sentence has three problems. First, "Rising rates ... are rising" is redundant. Second, the proper construction is "rates for health insurance" or "health insurance rates," not "rates of health insurance." The phrase "rates of health insurance" implies that the author is concerned with the number of occurrences of health insurance, but the actual concern is with the cost of (or "rates for") health insurance. Finally, the phrase "to force" implies that the rates are rising specifically for the purpose of forcing cutbacks. That is an illogical statement. Look for an answer choice that corrects all three errors.

A vertical scan shows that, in addition to (A), (B) can be eliminated because of "rates of health insurance." Also, (E) uses "to force" at the end, retaining the same illogical meaning as the original. Eliminate (E) as well. Read (C) and (D) carefully.

(D) is redundant because now the sentence begins "Rising increases."

(C) fixes all three problems without introducing new problems. Note that in this question, it could be argued that the best construction, "rising health insurance rates," is not one of the options. Don't let this fact slow you down. Remember to work with what you're given on Sentence Correction and choose the answer choice that doesn't commit errors and, if more than one choice is error-free, is the most active and concise.
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