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# Some analysts point out that because people are becoming

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Some analysts point out that because people are becoming accustomed to a steady inflation rate of four to five percent, businesses found that they could raise prices according to this amount without thereby provoking strong public reaction.

(A) found that they could raise prices according to this amount without thereby provoking
(B) found that they were capable of raising prices by this amount and not provoke
(C) find that they are capable of raising prices by this amount and not provoke
(D) are finding that they can raise prices by this amount without provoking
(E) are finding that they can raise prices according to this amount and will not thereby provoke

Guys, just want to know is not it a run-on sentence? if not why not?

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15 Aug 2005, 05:02
No, it is not a run-on.

Analysts are finding 2 things...

I will go by D, but E is close too..

I dont like "according to this amount", price could be changed accordingly... but not according to the amount mentioned.

D is my choice.

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16 Aug 2005, 19:08
riteshgupta1 wrote:
No, it is not a run-on.

Analysts are finding 2 things...

I will go by D, but E is close too..

I dont like "according to this amount", price could be changed accordingly... but not according to the amount mentioned.

D is my choice.

OA is D.

Ritesh, could you put your more efforts on it so that it is not a run-on sentence.

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16 Aug 2005, 19:08
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