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35. The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are too optimistic.

A. The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs,

B. The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communication Commission's telephone rate cuts, => makes mistake in interpret that is " consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communication Commission's telephone rate cuts"


Choice A make the sentence have clearer meanings that the cost is reduced by the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts.
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In b, is it porssible that "by the Federal Communication Commission's telephone rate cuts" modifies long-distant calls , not reduced? or ambiguous ?

This can be the reason that b isn't the answer?
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Can someone provide a detailed analysis on this one. Thanks!
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can't find anything wrong with B :(
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New post 04 Aug 2013, 02:08
My analysis is pretty similar to yours I eliminated

B and C because of tense "will be greatly reduced"

E changes tense unnecessarily "has made"

And D isn't a complete sentence! took a while though but got A :)
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The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are too optimistic.

A. The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, - Correct
B. The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communication Commission's telephone rate cuts, -- the passive voice is indeed a problem, because it's unnecessary. (remember that the passive voice should only be employed when there's a fairly compelling reason to use it.) in choice b especially, there's also an unacceptably long distance between the passive-voice action (will be greatly reduced) and the agent of that action (by the ...).
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, -- one thing you should definitely notice in choice c is the wordiness of 'the government's prediction is'. constructions like that, which can easily be replaced by more compact forms ('the government predicts') with no change in meaning, are ALWAYS wrong. (also, you need the word 'that' after 'is'.)
D. For consumers and businesses that make large number of long-distance calls, the government prediction that the Federal Communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, -- no verb for the main clause
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, --The problem with choice E is in the placement of the modifier ("For consumers and businesses making a large number of..."). Since this comes before the main clause, "the government predicts...", the implication is that the government is making a prediction for the sake of those consumers and businesses: the prediction is "for" them - and may not even mean that their rates will fall!

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AjiteshArun , daagh ,GMATNinja , mikemcgarry , egmat ,sayantanc2k , other experts -- can you please help with an explanation for the given question?
The intended meaning of the underlined portion of the sentence is that according to a prediction by the government, costs will be reduced for particular consumers (because of rate cuts by the Federal Communications Commission). Options A and D seem to be missing the word Commission, though I think we can overlook that—it's probably just a typo.

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A. The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs,
This is the correct option, unless the omission of Commission is not a mistake.

sondenso wrote:
B. The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communication Commission's telephone rate cuts,
Calls by the rate cuts is slightly confusing. Also, this option uses the passive voice (will be reduced).

Costs will be reduced for those who do this by rate cuts.
vs.
Rate cuts will reduce costs for those who do this.

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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,
Again, passive voice. Also, the usage of the government's prediction is is quite awkward (in comparison with the government predicts that). Also, we would normally expect a that after prediction is.

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D. For consumers and businesses that make large number of long-distance calls, the government prediction that the Federal Communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs,
There is no complete clause in this option (needed because of the though some consumer groups disagree in the non-underlined portion). The government prediction that the Federal Communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs is just a noun phrase. It doesn't have a verb. Also, there is no a before large number of in this option.

sondenso wrote:
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,
The for consumers bit is not placed very well in this option. For example:

To the people taking the test, the GMAC said that the new feature would make no difference.
vs.
The GMAC said that the new feature would make no difference to the people taking the test.

If the intended meaning is the second one, the first is a more roundabout and confusing way of expressing the idea. It could be misinterpreted as "the GMAC said something to this group of people" (instead of being understood as "the GMAC said that something would not affect this group of people").
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35. The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are too optimistic.

A. The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, -Correct
B. The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communication Commission's telephone rate cuts, -changes the meaning
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 is missing
D. For consumers and businesses that make large number of long-distance calls, the government prediction that the Federal Communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, -modifier problem
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, -modifier problem
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The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, though some consumer groups disagree with the government's estimates, suggesting they are too optimistic.

A. The government predicts that, for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls, the Federal communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, - Correct
B. The government predicts that costs will be greatly reduced for consumers and businesses that make a large number of long-distance calls by the Federal Communication Commission's telephone rate cuts, -- the passive voice is indeed a problem, because it's unnecessary. (remember that the passive voice should only be employed when there's a fairly compelling reason to use it.) in choice b especially, there's also an unacceptably long distance between the passive-voice action (will be greatly reduced) and the agent of that action (by the ...).
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, -- one thing you should definitely notice in choice c is the wordiness of 'the government's prediction is'. constructions like that, which can easily be replaced by more compact forms ('the government predicts') with no change in meaning, are ALWAYS wrong. (also, you need the word 'that' after 'is'.)
D. For consumers and businesses that make large number of long-distance calls, the government prediction that the Federal Communication's recent telephone rate cuts will greatly reduce costs, -- no verb for the main clause
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, --The problem with choice E is in the placement of the modifier ("For consumers and businesses making a large number of..."). Since this comes before the main clause, "the government predicts...", the implication is that the government is making a prediction for the sake of those consumers and businesses: the prediction is "for" them - and may not even mean that their rates will fall!

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can you please help with an explanation for the given question?

Dear Skywalker18,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

I agree with your basic logic. For (E), I will add that, in addition to the modifier problem at the beginning, the double-"that" construction is awkward:
. . . the government predicts that the recent telephone rate cuts that the Federal Communications Commission . . .
This is grammatically correct, but repeating the same word in such a short space is jarring. It sounds unimaginative, as if a not-very-creative writer couldn't think of a smoother way to arrange the information. There are multiple reasons to reject (E).

Does this make sense?
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