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# The study showed that carbon dioxide emissions increased much less in

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The study showed that carbon dioxide emissions increased much less in the last year than analysts had expected them to and general pollution levels will flatten out this year.

(A) had expected them to and general pollution levels will flatten
(B) had expected and that general pollution levels would flatten
(C) expected they would and that general pollution levels will be flattening
(D) expected it to and general pollution levels would flatten
(E) expected and that general pollution levels will have flattened

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06 Oct 2018, 04:10
Princ wrote:
The study showed that carbon dioxide emissions increased much less in the last year than analysts had expected them to and general pollution levels will flatten out this year.

(A) had expected them to and general pollution levels will flatten
(B) had expected and that general pollution levels would flatten
(C) expected they would and that general pollution levels will be flattening
(D) expected it to and general pollution levels would flatten
(E) expected and that general pollution levels will have flattened

+1 for B

(A) had expected them to and general pollution levels will flatten --> Pronoun ambiguity and parallelism error
(B) had expected and that general pollution levels would flatten --> Removes pronoun ambiguity and correct parallelism. 'That' and 'That'
(C) expected they would and that general pollution levels will be flattening
(D) expected it to and general pollution levels would flatten
(E) expected and that general pollution levels will have flattened
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06 Oct 2018, 07:28
With (B) as well for the same reasons.
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