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# The recent increase in the prime interest rate has encouraged some eco

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The recent increase in the prime interest rate has encouraged some economists and worried others, who recall all too vividly the skyrocketing rates and consequent economic stagnation of the late 1970s.

A. The recent increase in the prime interest rate
B. Increasing recently, the prime interest rate
C. The recent rate of increase in prime interest
D. The prime interest rate, recently increased,
E. The recently increasing prime interest rate

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Originally posted by s55day on 15 Sep 2018, 15:27.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Sep 2018, 22:08, edited 2 times in total.
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19 Sep 2018, 00:34
Here the sentence states that the recent increase in prime interest rate has encouraged some economist. So that is clearly mentioned in the option A. Error in other options mentioned below.

A. The recent increase in the prime interest rate - correct
B. Increasing recently, the prime interest rate - this sentence states that Prime interest rate has encouraged not the increase. So wrong.
C. The recent rate of increase in prime interest - this sentence states that rate of increase has encouraged not the increase in prime interest rate. So incorrect.
D. The prime interest rate, recently increased, - again The prime interest rate has not encouraged but increase in prime interest rate has encouraged. So incorrect.
E. The recently increasing prime interest rate- present continuous is wrong. So incorrect.

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19 Sep 2018, 05:56
s55day wrote:
The recent increase in the prime interest rate has encouraged some economists and worried others, who recall all too vividly the skyrocketing rates and consequent economic stagnation of the late 1970s.

A. The recent increase in the prime interest rate
B. Increasing recently, the prime interest rate
C. The recent rate of increase in prime interest
D. The prime interest rate, recently increased,
E. The recently increasing prime interest rate

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Must be (A) cut the prepositional phrase it's clear -

The recent increase in the prime interest rate has encouraged some economists and worried others, who recall all too vividly the skyrocketing rates and consequent economic stagnation of the late 1970s.
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18 Sep 2019, 01:08
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s55day wrote:
The recent increase in the prime interest rate has encouraged some economists and worried others, who recall all too vividly the skyrocketing rates and consequent economic stagnation of the late 1970s.

A. The recent increase in the prime interest rate
B. Increasing recently, the prime interest rate
C. The recent rate of increase in prime interest
D. The prime interest rate, recently increased,
E. The recently increasing prime interest rate

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Official Explanation

A. None of the alternatives is more direct and clear than the original underlined portion. Because the increase has encouraged some economists, not the rate, choices B, C, D, and E all change the meaning of the sentence.
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