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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 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

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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09 Nov 2008, 17:15
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09 Nov 2008, 18:22
Xang,

As I see it, both B and D are gramatically correct and concise. The only difference is that B has an idiom. Does selection always have to be idiomatic?

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09 Nov 2008, 19:14
(B) it might have been expected to rise

I would choose B as B is idiomatic .
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11 Nov 2008, 07:12
Hi guys,

IMO B

(A) it might have been expected for it to rise a little confussing, what doesvthe first it refer to?
(B) it might have been expected to rise Hold
(C) it might have been expected that it should rise for me wordy, the first it and second it don't have a clear reference
(D) its rise might have been expected pasive voice is not needed
(E) there might have been an expectation it would rise wordy

OA?

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Rephrase with B - ..., while inflation eased when it (inflation) might have been expected to rise {Subject = Inflation}
Rephrase with D - ..., while inflation eased when its(inflation's) rise might have been expected {Subject = Inflation's rise}

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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

The OA/OE beats me

(A) it might have been expected for it to rise==>2 times use of IT makes it redundant.
(B) it might have been expected to rise==>this one CORRECT
(C) it might have been expected that it should rise===>REDUNDANT AND WORDY
(D) its rise might have been expected==>its not parallel...as we are talking about INFLATION so it's most logically parallel to continue the sentence in a manner that continues to address 'inflation' itself (or the equivalent pronoun 'it')==>this choice unnecessarily switches the subject to 'its rise', creating a nonparallel construction
(E) there might have been an expectation it ==> ==>no reference for THERE///WORDY AND REDUNDANT.
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23 Feb 2014, 21:46
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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Re: The Commerce Department announced that the economy [#permalink]

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24 Feb 2014, 22:13
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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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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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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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

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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 Expected to is correct idiom
(B) it might have been expected to rise
(C) it might have been expected that it should riseExpected to is correct idiom
(D) its rise might have been expected Passive Voice
(E) there might have been an expectation it would riseExpected to is correct idiom
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