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The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit

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The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit to $3 billion in potential losses on foreign loans could mean less lending by commercial banks to developing countries and increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds

(A) increasing the pressure
(B) the increasing pressure
(C) increased pressure
(D) the pressure increased
(E) the pressure increasing

The answer is C, and the explain is that increased pressure is a parallel structure to less lending: an ADJ + N. However I'm still not satisfied enough because increased here can also be a verb in past tense, which is also suitable here but will distort the meaning of the sentence. How about the (B), it is also an ADJ + N structure, and does not distort the original meaning. It is just not completely parallel with less lending because of the existence of the

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New post 07 Apr 2009, 08:55
less lending ... increased pressure

the lesser lending ... the increasing pressure

lesser lending .... increasing pressure

makes sense ?

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