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The growing investment in oil searches in Liberia, along with its government's commitment to stability and transparency, have raised expectations that oil eventually will be found in the country.

A. have raised expectations that oil eventually will be found
B. raised expectations for an eventual oil finding
C. has raised expectations that there is oil to be found eventually
D. have raised expectations for the finding of oil eventually
E. has raised expectations that oil will eventually be found

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The growing investment in oil searches in Liberia, along with its government's commitment to stability and transparency, have raised expectations that oil eventually will be found in the country.

A. have raised expectations that oil eventually will be found
B. raised expectations for an eventual oil finding
C. has raised expectations that there is oil to be found eventually
D. have raised expectations for the finding of oil eventually
E. has raised expectations that oil will eventually be found

MEANING:
Growing investment along with govt's commitment has raised expectations.
Expectations are that Oil will eventually be found in the country.

Error Analysis:
1. SV: X along with Y . In these type of constructions, the verb must agree with X.
Since growing investment is singular. Hence, the verb have raised doesnot agree in number with the subject The growing investment.

2. The use of present perfect tense is CORRECT. According to the meaning we can infer that the investment has been growing for a period of time and hence the usage of any other tense is incorrect;

POE:
Choice B has a verb error.
Choice D does not agree in number with the subject.

Choice C is awkward.
Also Choice C seems to convey that expectations relate to the existence of oil.
But we know that the intended meaning is that Oil will eventually be found.


Hence Correct option should be Choice E.
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I agree on E being the correct solution.

The growing investment, along with A and B, has...

Hence we can eliminate ACs A&D.

Choice C confuses the meaning of the sentence, "oil to be found eventually" sounds like the growing investment would lead to an increased presence of oil, which is of course not the case.

With regards to B, I have to admit that I cannot directly say what's wrong with it, it just seems to be quite awkward.
If someone can shed some more light on this one, please do so! :)

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Arro44 wrote:
I agree on E being the correct solution.

The growing investment, along with A and B, has...

Hence we can eliminate ACs A&D.

Choice C confuses the meaning of the sentence, "oil to be found eventually" sounds like the growing investment would lead to an increased presence of oil, which is of course not the case.

With regards to B, I have to admit that I cannot directly say what's wrong with it, it just seems to be quite awkward.
If someone can shed some more light on this one, please do so! :)

Best regards,
Chris


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not sure if i am sheding light on B or making it more cloudy, :) but anyway , here is what i think.

preposition "for" incorrectly modifies "oil" because oil is not 'eventual" the "finding" is eventual.

if it were, "raised expectations for finding oil eventually" or "raised expectations for an eventual finding of oil" (then i think it would be fine )

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Arro44 wrote:
I agree on E being the correct solution.

The growing investment, along with A and B, has...

Hence we can eliminate ACs A&D.

Choice C confuses the meaning of the sentence, "oil to be found eventually" sounds like the growing investment would lead to an increased presence of oil, which is of course not the case.

With regards to B, I have to admit that I cannot directly say what's wrong with it, it just seems to be quite awkward.
If someone can shed some more light on this one, please do so! :)

Best regards,
Chris


Arro44

not sure if i am sheding light on B or making it more cloudy, :) but anyway , here is what i think.

preposition "for" incorrectly modifies "oil" because oil is not 'eventual" the "finding" is eventual.

if it were, "raised expectations for finding oil eventually" or "raised expectations for an eventual finding of oil" (then i think it would be fine )

cheers,
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Like the sun on a cloudy day, thank you!

Now I can fairly confidently say that the answer should be E.

Cheers,
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