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awk script to move a line after the matched pattern line

I have the following text format in a file which lists the question first and then 5 choices
after that the explanantion and finally the answer.

Code:
1.The amount of time it takes for most of a worker’s occupational knowledge and skills to become 
obsolete has been declining because of the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT). 
Given the rate at which AMT is currently being introduced in manufacturing, the average  worker’s 
old skills become obsolete and new skills are required within as little as five years.
 
Which of the following plans, if feasible, would allow a company to prepare  most effectively for 
the rapid obsolescence of skills described  above?
 
A. The company will develop a program to offer selected employees the opportunity to receive training 
six years after they were originally hired.
B. The company will increase its investment in AMT every year for a period of at least five years.
C. The company will periodically survey its employees to determine how the introduction of AMT has 
affected them.
D. Before the introduction of AMT, the company will institute an educational program to inform its 
employees of the probable consequences of the introduction of AMT.
E. The company will ensure that it can offer its employees any training necessary  for meeting their 
job requirements.
 
Explanantion
 
A Providing training only to selected employees and only after their skills have already become obsolete 
is not likely to  be an elective response.
B  This plan only accelerates the problem and does not address the employees’ skills.
C Periodic surveys may provide information to employers but will not be enough to prevent employees’ 
skills from becoming  obsolete.
D Having knowledge of the consequences does not prevent those consequences; employees’ skills will still 
become obsolete.
E  Correct. This would ensure that all employees have the most current occupational knowledge and skills 
needed for their  jobs
 
Answer:   C.

And i want to move the line which starts with pattern 'Answer:' right after the final choice pattern 'E.' like this

Code:
 
1.The amount of time it takes for most of a worker’s occupational knowledge and skills to become obsolete 
has been declining because of the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT). Given the rate 
at which AMT is currently being introduced in manufacturing, the average  worker’s old skills become 
obsolete and new skills are required within as little as five years.
 
Which of the following plans, if feasible, would allow a company to prepare  most effectively for the rapid 
obsolescence of skills described  above?
 
A. The company will develop a program to offer selected employees the opportunity to receive training six 
years after they were originally hired.
B. The company will increase its investment in AMT every year for a period of at least five years.
C. The company will periodically survey its employees to determine how the introduction of AMT has affected 
them.
D. Before the introduction of AMT, the company will institute an educational program to inform its employees 
of the probable consequences of the introduction of AMT.
E.  The company will ensure that it can offer its employees any training necessary  for meeting their job 
requirements.
 
Answer:   C.
 
Explanantion
 
A Providing training only to selected employees and only after their skills have already become obsolete is 
not likely to  be an elective response.
B  This plan only accelerates the problem and does not address the employees’ skills.
C Periodic surveys may provide information to employers but will not be enough to prevent employees’ skills 
from becoming  obsolete.
D Having knowledge of the consequences does not prevent those consequences; employees’ skills will still 
become obsolete.
E  Correct. This would ensure that all employees have the most current occupational knowledge and skills 
needed for their  jobs

any awk script which does the above job, please?

Last edited by nanchil_guy; 06-02-2010 at 08:55 AM.. Reason: more formatting required
# 2  
You can give this a try:
Code:
awk '
/Explanantion/{f=1}
/Answer:/{print $0 RS RS s; s=""; f=0;next}
f{s=s?s RS $0:$0; next}
1' file

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Thanks Franklin for the quick response, worked like a charm!

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