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# The electronics manufacturer announced that while earnings grew by 5%

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31 Aug 2018, 01:51
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The electronics manufacturer announced that while earnings grew by 5% in the last quarter, revenue decreased whereas 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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31 Aug 2018, 05:38
+1 for B.

Error tested : Pronoun Ambiguity

(A) it might have been expected for it to rise

(B) it might have been expected to rise --> Correct, rectifies pronoun ambiguity

(C) it might have been expected that it should rise

(D) its rise might have been expected --> Awkward

(E) there might have been an expectation it would rise --> Awkward

Hence, B.
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31 Aug 2018, 13:31
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The electronics manufacturer announced that while earnings grew by 5% in the last quarter, revenue decreased whereas it might have been expected for it to rise.

(A) it might have been expected for it to rise.......second use of 'it' incorrect

(B) it might have been expected to rise- 'it' correctly modifying nearby 'revenue and construction is also fine - correct

(C) it might have been expected that it should rise......again double use of 'it' - incorrect

(D) its rise might have been expected....'its' is not parallel with ' revenue'

(E) there might have been an expectation it would rise - Awkward construction
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