Direction: For each question you will see an incomplete sentence. Four words or phrases, marked A-D are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
The report showed that overall prices are up 3.1 percent _________ 12 months.
Commercial builders downplayed __________ a bust in the superheated housing market.
Strong exports ___________ in driving first-quarter growth, rising 35 percent from a year earlier.
The new law will encourage growth in the export market _________.
Property taxes ________ about 40 percent of the overall tax revenue the state collects.