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# The overall slackening of growth in productivity is

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The overall slackening of growth in productivity is influenced less by government regulation, although that is significant for specific industries like mining, than the coming to an end of a period of rapid growth in agricultural productivity.

(A) the coming to an end of
(B) the ending of
(C) by the coming to an end of
(D) by ending
(E) by the end of

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24 Jan 2009, 15:06
Hi mates,

IMO E

(A) the coming to an end of
(B) the ending of
(C) by the coming to an end of
(D) by ending
(E) by the end of

A and B out because of //ism: the sentence must start with by
C and D sound a little bit wordy to me

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24 Jan 2009, 17:17
The overall slackening of growth in productivity is influenced less by government regulation, although that is significant for specific industries like mining, than the coming to an end of a period of rapid growth in agricultural productivity.

(A) the coming to an end of
(B) the ending of
(C) by the coming to an end of
(D) by ending
(E) by the end of

slcakening of growth ... influenced less by X than by Y

A, B -out
D,E -- distorts the original meaning.

original meaning..
= coming to an end of period of rapid growth
D --> by ending period of rapid growth (means.. looks like someone ending period of rapid growth..)
E --> by the end of period of rapid growth ( means. ... end of period .. influencing slackending growth.. which looks awkard)

Go with C.
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25 Jan 2009, 18:27
The overall slackening of growth in productivity is influenced less by government regulation, although that is significant for specific industries like mining, than the coming to an end of a period of rapid growth in agricultural productivity.

(A) the coming to an end of
(B) the ending of
(C) by the coming to an end of
(D) by ending
(E) by the end of

A, B out.
debated between C & E. Finally went with C. E sounds like the end was abrupt.
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25 Jan 2009, 20:20
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
Hi mates,

IMO E

(A) the coming to an end of
(B) the ending of
(C) by the coming to an end of
(D) by ending
(E) by the end of

A and B out because of //ism: the sentence must start with by
C and D sound a little bit wordy to me

OA and Source?

Cheers

I agree C is too wordy. What's the OA?

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27 Jan 2009, 06:18
I do not see anything wrong with E.

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