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by src_saurav » Mon May 04, 2015 10:19 am
According to some analysts, the gains in the stock
market reflect growing confidence that the economy
will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier
in the year and instead come in for a "soft landing,"

(A) that the economy will avoid the recession
that many had feared earlier in the year and

(B) in the economy to avoid the recession, what
many feared earlier in the year, rather to come

(C) in the economy's ability to avoid the recession,
something earlier in the year many had feared,

(D) in the economy to avoid the recession many
were fearing earlier in the year, and rather
to come

(E) that the economy will avoid the recession that
was feared earlier this year by many, with it

I choose B because instead is not preferable on GMAT and insted is used with noun.

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by GMATGuruNY » Mon May 04, 2015 8:11 pm
According to some analysts, the gains in the stock
market reflect growing confidence that the economy
will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier
in the year and instead come
in for a "soft landing,"
• (A) that the economy will avoid the recession
that many had feared earlier in the year and

(B) in the economy to avoid the recession, what
many feared earlier in the year, rather to come

(C) in the economy's ability to avoid the recession,
something earlier in the year many had feared,

(D) in the economy to avoid the recession many
were fearing earlier in the year, and rather
to come

(E) that the economy will avoid the recession that
was feared earlier this year by many, with it
B and D: gains in the stock market reflect...to avoid the recession
Conveyed meaning:
The reason that GAINS REFLECT is TO AVOID the recession.
Not the intended meaning.
Eliminate B and D.

C: the recession, something earlier in the year
Conveyed meaning:
The recession is SOMETHING that occurred EARLIER IN THE YEAR.
The intended meaning is just the opposite: that the economy will AVOID the recession.
Eliminate C.

Here, it lacks a clear referent.
Eliminate E.

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by jain2016 » Fri May 27, 2016 7:22 am
B and D: gains in the stock market reflect...to avoid the recession
Conveyed meaning:
The reason that GAINS REFLECT is TO AVOID the recession.
Not the intended meaning.
Eliminate B and D.

C: the recession, something earlier in the year
Conveyed meaning:
The recession is SOMETHING that occurred EARLIER IN THE YEAR.
The intended meaning is just the opposite: that the economy will AVOID the recession.
Eliminate C.

Here, it lacks a clear referent.
Eliminate E.

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Hi GMATGuruNY ,

Generally FUTURE TENSE will always go with PRESENT TENSE right?

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by OptimusPrep » Fri May 27, 2016 10:26 pm
src_saurav wrote:
I choose B because instead is not preferable on GMAT and insted is used with noun.