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Re: That enthusiasts predicted that first-year sales of electric cars woul [#permalink]
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Creating a filter: the original sentence is problematic. It's not automatically wrong to have the subject of a sentence begin with the word "that." For example, something like the following would be fine: "That they predicted sales would be strong is no surprise." We can look for a simpler construction in the answer choices, maybe one like our example.

Applying the filter: none of the answer choices quite match our expectation. Choice (B), like (A), tries to fuse two sentences together ungrammatically. Choice (C) separates the modifying clause "who predicted..." from the noun it's supposed to modify, enthusiasts. Furthermore, (C) clouds the meaning of the sentence by leaving unclear what the enthusiasts were wrong about, since the "who" clause identifies who the scientists are, not how they were incorrect. So choices (A) through (C) are out. Choice (D) is inferior to our prediction, because it uses the somewhat colloquial pronoun "it." But choice (E) is worse in expressing the redundancy that a "fact...is no surprise." So we must eliminate choice (E), and we are left with (D). The correct answer is (D).


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That enthusiasts predicted that first-year sales of electric cars would be strong is no surprise that they were incorrect: the cars cost more than gasoline-fueled cars of similar performance.
A) That enthusiasts predicted that first-year sales of electric cars would be strong is no surprise that they were incorrect
- How could subject of any sentence be "THAT ENTHUSIASTS". There are other errors as well in this option, but restricting for the sake of POE. Incorrect
B) That enthusiasts predicted that first-year sales of electric cars would be strong is no surprise to be incorrect
- As explained in option A
C) It is no surprise that enthusiasts were incorrect who predicted that first-year sales of electric cars would be strong
WHO should be placed next to ENTHUSIASTS. Hence Incorrect
D) It is no surprise that enthusiasts were incorrect in predicting that first-year sales of electric cars would be strong
- Correct
E) The fact that enthusiasts were incorrect in predicting that first-year sales of electric cars would be strong is no surprise
I want to know who established the FACT that someone is incorrect. Author is just saying that "X were incorrect in prediction", but such explanation doesn't means that it is a fact. Hence Incorrect

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