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# The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses

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08 Jan 2006, 09:30
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The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal Communication Commision's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the governement's estimates, suggesting they are too optimistic.

A).....

B) The goverment predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone rate cuts

C) The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the recent telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communications Commission

D) For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs

E) For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communications Commission has made will greatly reduce costs

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08 Jan 2006, 09:39
B) The goverment predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone rate cuts
>> calls by the Federal ... wrong...should've been sth along the lines of due to rate by Federal...

C) The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the recent telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communications Commission
>> reduced by the...wrong. Should've been sth like reduced because of...

D) For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
>> Can be considered, but when read in conjunction with non-underlined part, doesnt have continuity of thought.

E) For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communications Commission has made will greatly reduce costs
>> Acceptable.

So between A and E, the latter sums it up better (sentence structure). So E is what I would go with.

What is the OA?
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08 Jan 2006, 11:04
I go with 'A'.

'E' is bit awkaward, wordy & complex.
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08 Jan 2006, 19:42
hi guys, you are right. OA =A.

BUT I would really appreciate if you could give me some ideas why B, C D and E are wrong???
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09 Jan 2006, 00:16
andy_gr8 wrote:
Do you guys see any gramatical error with E???

E) For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communications Commission has made will greatly reduce costs

I think the 'blue' portions should be together to convey the meaning clearly. 'A' does that.
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09 Jan 2006, 00:22
vic wrote:
hi guys, you are right. OA =A.

BUT I would really appreciate if you could give me some ideas why B, C D and E are wrong???

Hey vic...

B) The goverment predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone rate cuts
>> Passive voice!

C) The government's prediction is, for consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, costs will be greatly reduced by the recent telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communications Commission
>> 'that' would have been better instead of 'is' to put a clause. Also, passive voice. Also, "costs will be greatly reduced by the recent telephone rate cuts made by the Federal Communications" is wordy!

D) For consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the government's prediction that the Federal Communications Commission's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs
>> This is sentence fragment.

E) For consumers and businesses making a large number of long-distance calls, the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communications Commission has made will greatly reduce costs
>> Please see the response above...
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09 Jan 2006, 00:31
Thanks a lot Vivek. Like you, I used the same reasons to eliminate the wrong answers. POE.

The problem is that ... these sort of "wordy" and "passive" reasons to eliminate are not the most straight-forward or apparant reasons for POE. In exam conditions, it becomes doubly hard...

That is why I need some advice to make sure that I elimnate the choices with good reasons.

cheers!
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09 Jan 2006, 00:37
vic wrote:
Thanks a lot Vivek. Like you, I used the same reasons to eliminate the wrong answers. POE.

The problem is that ... these sort of "wordy" and "passive" reasons to eliminate are not the most straight-forward or apparant reasons for POE. In exam conditions, it becomes doubly hard...

That is why I need some advice to make sure that I elimnate the choices with good reasons.

cheers!

I understand, me too, used to have this problem, but practice & participating in forum helps a lot. Answer the SC, don't worry about whether it's wrong or right, everybody learns
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09 Jan 2006, 01:06
Vivek have u already given the GMAT or r u still preparing for it...Seeing ur SC explanations i think u can hit a half century in Verbal
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09 Jan 2006, 02:47
andy_gr8 wrote:
Vivek have u already given the GMAT or r u still preparing for it...Seeing ur SC explanations i think u can hit a half century in Verbal

Hey Andy,

I'm yet to write GMAT
Thanks for the encouragement dude, half century looks a remote possibility, I get bogged down by few SCs still & of course I hate RCs!

09 Jan 2006, 02:47
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