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The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated

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Re: The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated [#permalink]

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New post 09 Sep 2017, 13:45
Could someone explain me why here we are using "that" twice (one after "said" and one after "and") as it is already written after "said". Don't this "that" is redundant if we use it after "and". I have solved many question where this is will and many verbs used once in parallelism question.

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New post 15 Sep 2017, 08:00
The original is correct. The equivalent elements, “that growth had accelerated...” and “that the policy
makers remain...,” are parallel clauses beginning with "that." The verb tenses are also correct;
The action that occurred in the most distant past (“had picked up pace”) uses the past perfect; the
later past event (“statement also said”) uses the simple past. Also, “few” is correct, since it modifies
the quantifiable noun "signs."

(A) CORRECT. This choice is correct as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice is not parallel; "that" is required before “growth had accelerated...” to make it parallel
to “that the policy makers remain..."

(C) This choice is not parallel; “that growth had accelerated...” is not parallel to “the policymakers
remain...” Moreover, “little” is incorrect; since “signs” are countable, “few” is required.

(D) This choice is parallel, but the syntax is incorrect. "That" can be colloquially omitted after the
verb, "said," but not in formal writing. Also, "little" should be replaced by "few."

(E) This choice is parallel, but incorrectly uses the simple past, “accelerated.” This action is the earlier
past event, as it must have occurred before the Fed commented on the trend. The earlier of multiple
past events must use the past perfect.
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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.

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 - All the highlighted parts of the sentence are correct.

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 -Wrong because of the "red" portion

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 -Wrong because of the "red" portion

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 -Wrong because of the "red" portion

that growth accelerated after slowing in the second quarter and that the policy makers remain concerned about the prospects of inflation, even though there are few -Wrong because of the "red" portion
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