The market for so-called functional beverages, drinks that promise health benefits beyond their inherent nutritional value, nearly doubled over the course of four years, in rising from $2.68 billion in 1997 to be $4.7 billion in 2000.


(A) in rising from $2.68 billion in 1997 to be


(B) in having risen from $2.68 billion in 1997 to


(C) as it rose from $2.68 billion in 1997 to be


(D) with its rise from $2.68 billion in 1997 to


(E) rising from $2.68 billion in 1997 to 



The market for so-called functional beverages doubled over the cause of four years. Result?

Rising from $2.68 billion in 1997 to $4.7 billion in 2000- correctly modifies the preceding clause.

The correct idiomatic usage is from x to y.



E is correct.