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# Some analysts of retirement problems insist that the only way

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Re: Some analysts of retirement problems insist that the only way [#permalink]
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Official Explanation :

In choice B, “that” missing after “insisted” makes the choice unidiomatic. Furthermore, “…for all Americans is amalgamating…” is not idiomatic.

In choice C, “that” is required after “insist” to make the choice idiomatic.

Choice D and E are wordy. Moreover, in choice D, “for all Americans through the amalgamation of” would have been logical instead of “…for all Americans is the amalgamation of...”. In choice E, use of “provision” is incorrect.

In choice A, parallelism is maintained through “…to provide X is to amalgamate Y…”. Furthermore it is concise and idiomatic. Hence, A is the best choice.
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Re: Some analysts of retirement problems insist that the only way [#permalink]
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 45: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Some analysts of retirement problems insist that the only way to provide equity and protection for all Americans is to amalgamate all retirement-income systems, including Social Security, into one central system.

(A) insist that the only way to provide equity and protection for all Americans is to amalgamate

(B) have insisted the only way equity and protection can be provided for all Americans is amalgamating

(C) insist the only way to provide equity and protection for all Americans is the amalgamation of

(D) are insistent that the only way equity and protection can be provided for all Americans is the amalgamation of

(E) insist that the only way for the provision of equity and protection for all Americans is to amalgamate

No error with the original sentence, errors in other options marked in red, correct Answer must be (A)
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Re: Some analysts of retirement problems insist that the only way [#permalink]
Very easy,

The subject is ''analysts'' and should go with ''insist''.

Answer B uses '' have insisted'', which is incorrect because there is no action happened in the past. B is out

Answer D uses '' are insistent '', which is absolutely wrong. D is out

Only A, C, E left.

Answer C uses ''the amalgamation of'' -> incorrect-> C is out.

Answer E uses ''for the provision '' -> incorrect.

Answer A uses '' to provide'' and '' to amalgamate'' -> correct, clear and concise.