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# Since February, the Federal Reserve has raised its

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Since February, the Federal Reserve has raised its [#permalink]

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11 Sep 2004, 13:39
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Since February, the Federal Reserve has raised its short-term interest rate target five times, and because of the economyâ€™s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target will be raised again in November.

A. because of the economyâ€™s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target will
B. with the economyâ€™s strength continuing, analysts predicted for weeks that the target
C. because the economy continues strong, analysts predicted for weeks that the target would
D. due to the economyâ€™s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target
E. due to the fact of the economyâ€™s continued strength, analysts predicted for weeks that the target will

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11 Sep 2004, 14:12
I'm gonna go with me A.
I think C is gramatically wrong.

I think it should be because the economy continues strongly

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11 Sep 2004, 15:51
I would cast my ballot for A also
C is grammatically flawed and is often said in spoken english.
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11 Sep 2004, 16:04
I will choose A too.

will be raised sounds better, I think.

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11 Sep 2004, 17:02
'will be' is the right usage. Between A and E, I prefer A as E bring unwanted usage of 'fact of' ...

My choice is A

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11 Sep 2004, 23:48
The OA is D. The second part in the OA is in subjunctive. Does anyone think that this could be correct. Subjunctive is generally used in contrary to fact kind of situations right?. So i feel usage of subjunctive is incorrect here. Any comments please.

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