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The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated after slowing in the
second quarter and that the policy makers remain concerned about the prospects of inflation,
even though there are few
signs of higher energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so
far.
A that growth had accelerated after slowing in the second quarter and that the policy makers
remain concerned about the prospects of inflation, even though there are few
B growth had accelerated after slowing in the second quarter and that the policy makers remain
concerned about the prospects of inflation, even though there are few
C that growth had accelerated after slowing in the second quarter and the policy makers remain
concerned about the prospects of inflation, even though there are little
D growth had accelerated after slowing in the second quarter and the policy makers remain
concerned about the prospects of inflation, even though there are little
E that growth accelerated after slowing in the second quarter and that the
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The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated after slowing in the
second quarter and that the policy makers remain concerned about the prospects of inflation,
even though there are few
signs of higher energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so


The answer choice is A, But im not clear with 2 things.

1) Usage of Had..
as per my understanding the growth accelerated after the after slowing. (meaning that growth is not the first action)

2) Parallelism: Are had accelerated & remain concerned parallel.
i mean shouldn't they be had accelerated & remained concerned

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The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated after slowing in the
second quarter and that the policy makers remain concerned about the prospects of inflation,
even though there are few
signs of higher energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so


The answer choice is A, But im not clear with 2 things.

1) Usage of Had..
as per my understanding the growth accelerated after the after slowing. (meaning that growth is not the first action)

2) Parallelism: Are had accelerated & remain concerned parallel.
i mean shouldn't they be had accelerated & remained concerned


Here's my reasoning:
1) The accelerated already occurred before the Federal Reserve announcement, so that's why you use "had accelerated." I'm not sure you compare the time frame to the slowing.

2) Policy makers continue to be concerned (it's present tense because they are still concerned) so you can't have "had remained"

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Here's my reasoning:
1) The accelerated already occurred before the Federal Reserve announcement, so that's why you use "had accelerated." I'm not sure you compare the time frame to the slowing.

2) Policy makers continue to be concerned (it's present tense because they are still concerned) so you can't have "had remained"



Yeah got it was a bit stupid to think that way :( Thankyou........

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Thanks for the insight blairemiller. Kudos to you!
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Swoosh617 wrote:
RaviChandra wrote:
The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated after slowing in the
second quarter and that the policy makers remain concerned about the prospects of inflation,
even though there are few
signs of higher energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so


The answer choice is A, But im not clear with 2 things.

1) Usage of Had..
as per my understanding the growth accelerated after the after slowing. (meaning that growth is not the first action)

2) Parallelism: Are had accelerated & remain concerned parallel.
i mean shouldn't they be had accelerated & remained concerned


Here's my reasoning:
1) The accelerated already occurred before the Federal Reserve announcement, so that's why you use "had accelerated." I'm not sure you compare the time frame to the slowing.

2) Policy makers continue to be concerned (it's present tense because they are still concerned) so you can't have "had remained"


Still it is not clear to me why "had accelerated" is used inside the subordinate clause started by the word "that". I mean "growth" has slowed down first, then it accelerated. Why should we compare it with "said", which is outside the subordinate clause? So if we need to use past perfect, we should use it with the verb "slow" instead of with the verb "accelerate".

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Swoosh617 wrote:
RaviChandra wrote:
The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated after slowing in the
second quarter and that the policy makers remain concerned about the prospects of inflation,
even though there are few
signs of higher energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so


The answer choice is A, But im not clear with 2 things.

1) Usage of Had..
as per my understanding the growth accelerated after the after slowing. (meaning that growth is not the first action)

2) Parallelism: Are had accelerated & remain concerned parallel.
i mean shouldn't they be had accelerated & remained concerned


Here's my reasoning:
1) The accelerated already occurred before the Federal Reserve announcement, so that's why you use "had accelerated." I'm not sure you compare the time frame to the slowing.

2) Policy makers continue to be concerned (it's present tense because they are still concerned) so you can't have "had remained"


Still it is not clear to me why "had accelerated" is used inside the subordinate clause started by the word "that". I mean "growth" has slowed down first, then it accelerated. Why should we compare it with "said", which is outside the subordinate clause? So if we need to use past perfect, we should use it with the verb "slow" instead of with the verb "accelerate".

Lets see it on the time line... Additionally, "slowing" is not a VERB in this sentence. "Slowing" is acting as a noun(gerund) of the preposition "after"

growth accelerated________ announcement happened
________________________ policy makers concerned

To describe it more clearly, first of all growth was not accelerating and policy makers were concerned then growth accelerated and announcement happened but policy makers were still concerned. So on the day of announcement - growth accelerated , policy makers are concerned and TODAY growth had accelerated , policy makers remain concerned

Let me know if you still have doubts

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Four issues here; one, for the sake of parallelism, we need the introducer ‘that’ in both arms; B and D are eliminated.
Two, the growth had accelerated after slowing in the second quarter. Let’s not separate this factor into two as accelerated and slowed and then break heads over which one occurred earlier orlater. Had accelerated is perfect fit for the juncture.
The third issue is about the announcement which came as the last of the events in past. So past tense for announcement is apt.
Fourth issue moves over to present tense. Remain concerned is simple present and is the right expression for the Fed’s current concern.
Among A, C and E, E is dropped for using simple past for acceleration. C uses little to denote the countable 'signs'. A remains perfect foil.
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