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Categories : Wordiness, Pronoun Errors

The president maintained that the company's value declined less in the second quarter of 2009 than most analysts had expected it to and the price per share will rebound in the third quarter.

A. had expected it to and the price per share will rebound
B. expected and that it will rebound its price per share
C. had expected and that the price per share would rebound
D. expected it would and that the price per share will rebound
E. expected them to and that the price per share would rebound

Answer

Choice C eliminates the unnecessary pronoun it altogether, which reduces wordiness, changes will to would, and introduces that before the last clause. Because it fixes all of these mistakes without introducing additional errors, choice C is the correct answer.

Answer - Choice C




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