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Since February, the Federal Reserve has raised its short-term interest

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Since February, the Federal Reserve has raised its short-term interest rate target five times, and because of the economy’s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target will be raised again in November.

A. because of the economy’s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target will
Correct, but wordy.
B. with the economy’s strength continuing, analysts predicted for weeks that the target
Incorrect. "Analysts predicted with the economy" sounds as they predicted something together (analysts + economy).
C. because the economy continues strong, analysts predicted for weeks that the target would
Incorrect. Because x continues strong, analysts continue predicting. This structure demands a progressive tense.
D. due to the economy’s continued strength, analysts have been predicting for weeks that the target
Incorrect. "due" to is an adjective, so the real meaning here is: they are analysts because of the economy's continued strength, what is just wrong.
E. due to the fact of the economy’s continued strength, analysts predicted for weeks that the target will
Incorrect. "due" to is an adjective, so the real meaning here is: they are analysts because of the economy's continued strength, what is just wrong.

Going with A. Wordy but fine.
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suhasancd wrote:
him1985 wrote:
Prediction in present- Use future tense
Prediction in past - Use Would


Can someone elaborate more on this, please...


Suppose in past, I predicted something about future events.

For example in 2011, I predicted that Australia wouldn't have the own the cricket world cup based on how they were playing.
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The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button – users are requested not to click the button without posting their queries.
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New post 08 Jul 2018, 05:02
Dear Expert,

Please explain for me if the correct answer must have included a present perfect tense due to the presence of "since" at this sentence.

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