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The Federal Reserve announcement said that growth had accelerated

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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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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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Hi,

One more question concerning the verb tense. Why is the present tense "remain" correct. Shouldn't it be switched to "remained" like in the following example:

Peter: “I work in the garden.”
Peter said that he worked in the garden.

What do I get wrong?

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My question is:If we change the "little" to "few" in answer choice C,will it be considered correct?
I think that option C will stand as correct then cause either the author or the fed reserve can say that the policy makers remain silent.So we don't need to follow the parallelism X said that...and that ....
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My question is:If we change the "little" to "few" in answer choice C,will it be considered correct?
I think that option C will stand as correct then cause either the author or the fed reserve can say that the policy makers remain silent.So we don't need to follow the parallelism X said that...and that ....


In that case you would have a comma before "and" - for joining two independent clauses, comma + conjunction is required.
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time line wise --

slowing …..accelerated …Fed said - so accelerated with HAD
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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
Correct sentence.

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

Goes out because and is the parallel marker, and Y = that the policy makers… and X = “growth had accelerated…” has no parallel with Y
X = Independent clause (IC) and Y = Dependent Clause (DC)

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 few

Goes out because and is the parallel marker, and Y = the policy makers… and X = “that growth had accelerated…” has no parallel with X
X = Dependent Clause (DC) and Y = Independent clause (IC)

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 few
The sentence uses a reporting verb “said” the reporting verb are always followed by “that”.
Hence D goes out.

E. 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 form of “accelerate” used i.e. “accelerated” the past participle for is to be used with past perfect i.e. [had+ED/EN]. Here this use is awkward.
So there is no working verb in the first half of the sentence. Hence it is a phrase.
Phrase and [parallel marker] Clause.
Hence E goes out.
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I don't get OA

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

Isn't "said" past tense, why can we use remain?
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why accelerating needs to happen before saying. choice E is still logic. so, both a and e are correct.

it is logic to say thay at the time of saying/said, accelerating still happen. so, choice E is correct.
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B and D are out for omitting 'that' before growth.
C is out for omitting 'that' before the policy makers.
E is out for the using 'growth accelerated', rather than 'growth had accelerated'
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I don't get OA

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

Isn't "said" past tense, why can we use remain?

I have the same question. If we use the sequence of tense shouldn't we use the past tense for "remain"?
anything that was said in the present is reported in the past. Doesnt it?
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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


if you announced something yesterday then this something is definitely occurred before your announcement. So had should be used for making the sense.
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techiesam wrote:
My question is:If we change the "little" to "few" in answer choice C,will it be considered correct?
I think that option C will stand as correct then cause either the author or the fed reserve can say that the policy makers remain silent.So we don't need to follow the parallelism X said that...and that ....


In that case you would have a comma before "and" - for joining two independent clauses, comma + conjunction is required.

Hi sayantanc2k,
I know that COMMA is needed before conjunction if we join 2 independent clauses with each other. Can you explain a bit WHY COMMA is required before ''and" if "little" is replaced with "few"? What does it impact in whole the sentence if the word "little" is replaced with the word "few"?
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