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# Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise, the

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Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.

a. Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,
b. If present metal prices are continuing their sharp rise,
c. If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
d. Continuation of sharply rising metal prices should mean that
e. Metal pricesâ€™ sharp rise continuing should mean that
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30 Mar 2007, 18:03
Nice trap question. Got C first, but by looking closer you can see that C has a "split infinitive". (WRONG)
Betting on -A-
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30 Mar 2007, 22:18
X & Y wrote:
Nice trap question. Got C first, but by looking closer you can see that C has a "split infinitive". (WRONG)
Betting on -A-

Nice catch X&Y. Adverb forms are especially notorious because they can pretty much appear anywhere...continue to sharply rise or continue to rise sharply both would appear OK to an unsuspecting campaigner.

I chose A however instantaneously because all the others seemed incorrect.
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30 Mar 2007, 22:32

regards,

Amardeep
30 Mar 2007, 22:32
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