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    States officials report that soaring

    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

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    Re: States officials report that soaring

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    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

    Thanks.
    For me, only #3 is correct and natural.

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    #3

    Re: States officials report that soaring

    Why did you omit No.1 and 2?

    Thanks Mike

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    #4

    Re: States officials report that soaring

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Why did you omit No.1 and 2?

    Thanks Mike
    Because they are poor English. #1 says "soaring rates have risen to force cutbacks". They did not rise for that purpose.
    #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.

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    Re: States officials report that soaring

    Consider it done, buddy!
    Thanks again.

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