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When rates were raised in 1985, postal service officials predicted they would make further rate increases unnecessary for at least three years.
(A) they would make further rate increases unnecessary
(B) they would mean that further rate increases would not be needed
(C) that it would not be necessary for further rate increases
(D) that the increase would make further rate increases unnecessary
(E) further rate increases will not be needed

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New post 17 Nov 2003, 19:38
will go for D.

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New post 17 Nov 2003, 21:11
E is parallel and continues passive voice.

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New post 18 Nov 2003, 00:28
go with E

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New post 18 Nov 2003, 09:02
chihao, what's the official answer?
I am confused at this one...without 'that' the sentences doesn't seems logically connected.

could somone provide the detailed analysis of using "that"? :?:

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New post 18 Nov 2003, 11:50
the official answer is D

But, I originally chose E.................

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New post 18 Nov 2003, 12:06
I see now. Quite negligent of me to make that mistake.

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New post 18 Nov 2003, 12:32
hoopla..! I got that right.

back to :beer

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New post 19 Nov 2003, 13:52
D
In this type of sentence "that" is required after predicted.
In C "It" has no clear antecedent & it can not replace "rates".

Pls. correct me if I am wrong

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New post 19 Nov 2003, 14:03
perfect, ann.

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