Why cannot c. be the more appropriate solution in this case than a.?

A surge in new home sales and a drop in weekly unemployment claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought.

(A) claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought

(B) claims suggests that the economy might not be so weak as some analysts have previously thought

(C) claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as have been previously thought by some analysts

(D) claims, suggesting about the economy that it might not be so weak as previously thought by some analysts

(E) claims, suggesting the economy might not be as weak as previously thought to be by some analysts

 

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Hi Kwcreateaworld,

The economy HAS been though to be weak – Correct because economy is singular

The economy HAVE been though to be weak – Wrong because economy is not plural

Hope this helps!

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