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States officials report that soaring ....... cutbacks in the operations of everything from local governments and school districts to day-care centers and recreational facilities.
1. rates of liability insurance have risen to force
2. rates of liability insurance are a force for
3. rates for liability insurance are forcing
4. rises in liability insurance rates are forcing
I would personally choose No.3. My question is about the accuracy of No.1
Why did you omit No.1 and 2?
#2 says "soaring rates are a force for cutbacks". They are not; they are forcing cutbacks.
#4 says "soaring rises are forcing. The soaring rises are not forcing anything; the rates are doing the forcing.
May I ask you to increase the size of the letters in your posts? They are so small they are difficult to read.
Consider it done, buddy!