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# The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew

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The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew [#permalink]

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

A. it might have been expected for it to rise.
B. when 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. Their might have been an expectation that it might rise.

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Re: Expectations of The Commerce Department [#permalink]

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29 Sep 2007, 07:08
rishi2377 wrote:
The Commerce Department announced that the economy grew during the second quarter at a 7.5 % annual rate, while the inflation eased when it might have been expected for it to rise.

A. it might have been expected for it to rise.
B. when 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. Their might have been an expectation that it might rise.

A - Wordy, "for it" not needed
B - Concise. Correct.
C - The tense clashes with the rest of the sentence. Sorry I can't name the tenses! Just how it sounds to me.
D - Same reason as C.
E - Awkward and wordy.

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