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# State officials report that soaring rates of liability

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14 Sep 2015, 10:32
Ans : C

Rates of = Measure
Rates for = Price Charged
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21 Sep 2016, 18:06
SPLIT1) "SOARING" AND "RISEN" MEAN THE SAME THING, NO NEED TO SAY "RISEN". A, D AND E ARE OUT.

SPLIT2) B IS AWKWARD BECAUSE IT SAYS "OF" WHEN IT SHOULD SAY "FOR" AND "ARE A FORCE FOR" IS WORDY AND UNCLEAR. B IS OUT.
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02 Oct 2016, 09:29
Though the idiomatic usage in A sounds correct the usage of soaring and risen in the same sentence makes it redundant ! The same applies to E.

B is awkward so knock that out straight away !

C is concise and sounds better.
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07 Jan 2017, 07:22
State officials report that soaring rates of liability insurance have risen to force cutbacks in the operations of everything from local governments and school districts to day-care centers and recreational facilities.

(A) rates of liability insurance have risen to force - rates of is unidiomatic here ; have risen is redundant
(B) rates of liability insurance are a force for - rates of is unidiomatic here ; are a force for does not accurately convey the meaning that the soaring rates are actually forcing cutbacks in the present
(C) rates for liability insurance are forcing - Correct - it correctly uses the progressive verb form are forcing to indicate an ongoing situation.
(D) rises in liability insurance rates are forcing - rises is redundant
(E) liability insurance rates have risen to force - have risen is redundant

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23 May 2017, 18:13
IMO C.
Rate for is needed rather than Rate of.
Rate for - charged for.
Soaring -> Rising hence Rise is redundant.
are forcing - casual relationship . to force - intention, which is wrong in this scenario.

Only c corrects all these errors .
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28 Nov 2017, 16:46
i did not pay attention to an important issue of "rate of" vs "rate for" in this question
soaring = rise => A and D are out.
B is passive and E has poor and awkward grammar.
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