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# The Commerce Department announced that the economy

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The Commerce Department announced that the economy [#permalink]

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The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew during the second quarter at a 7.5 percent annual rate, while inflation eased when it might have been expected for it to rise.

A. it might have been expected for it to rise

B. it might have been expected to rise

C. it might have been expected that it should rise

D. its rise might have been expected

E. there might have been an expectation it would rise

Following Stacey Koprince's advice(More about Stacey's advice http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index ... e-problem/ ) , I tried to analyze the above mentioned problem. However I was not able to answer following questions.

1> What type of problem is it ? (example: S-V agreement, Parallelism, Comparison etc.)

2> What is the most efficient approach to solve it ?

3> How to recognize similar problems in future ?

Kindly help me to decode this problem. Well the OA to above problem is B
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24 Feb 2014, 23:13
hrbiswal wrote:
The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew during the second quarter at a 7.5 percent annual rate, while inflation eased when it might have been expected for it to rise.

A. it might have been expected for it to rise

B. it might have been expected to rise

C. it might have been expected that it should rise

D. its rise might have been expected

E. there might have been an expectation it would rise

Following Stacey Koprince's advice(More about Stacey's advice http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index ... e-problem/ ) , I tried to analyze the above mentioned problem. However I was not able to answer following questions.

1> What type of problem is it ? (example: S-V agreement, Parallelism, Comparison etc.)

2> What is the most efficient approach to solve it ?

3> How to recognize similar problems in future ?

Kindly help me to decode this problem. Well the OA to above problem is B

Its clear B,

Rest all have " it" which is not referring to anything.
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Re: The Commerce Department announced that the economy [#permalink]

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25 Feb 2014, 10:08
hrbiswal wrote:
The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew during the second quarter at a 7.5 percent annual rate, while inflation eased when it might have been expected for it to rise.

A. it might have been expected for it to rise

B. it might have been expected to rise

C. it might have been expected that it should rise

D. its rise might have been expected

E. there might have been an expectation it would rise

Following Stacey Koprince's advice(More about Stacey's advice http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index ... e-problem/ ) , I tried to analyze the above mentioned problem. However I was not able to answer following questions.

1> What type of problem is it ? (example: S-V agreement, Parallelism, Comparison etc.)

2> What is the most efficient approach to solve it ?

3> How to recognize similar problems in future ?

Kindly help me to decode this problem. Well the OA to above problem is B

This is a SC with with mixed considerations:
1. Conditional: the conjunction while indicates reverse result of the commerce department's announcement. Thus here might have/would have required to express negative thought and been is for passive form of the sentence.

2. Infinitive: there are some verb which are followed by infinitive such as, agree, appear, arrange, choose, expect...........

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26 Feb 2014, 09:30
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Re: The Commerce Department announced that the economy [#permalink]

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07 Jan 2016, 03:42
This problem can be categorized under the heading of parallelism. Although the parallelism is subtle."While" indicates comparison. On the left hand side of while we have "eased" which is a verb . Hence there has to be a verb on the right hand side too. Moreover expected to do something is the correct idiom. Hence combining the two rules we are left with just two answers "A" and "B".In"A" the second "it" is ambiguous. So we are left with "B" as the right answer. "D" is ruled out because "rise" is a noun in that answer choice.
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07 Jan 2016, 11:15
The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew during the second quarter at a 7.5 percent annual rate, while inflation eased when it might have been expected for it to rise.

A. it might have been expected for it to rise

B. it might have been expected to rise

C. it might have been expected that it should rise

D. its rise might have been expected

E. there might have been an expectation it would rise
Re: The Commerce Department announced that the economy   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2016, 11:15
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