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A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could

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04 May 2006, 15:54
Professor wrote:
shampoo wrote:
A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could

(D) think that they will be or could

I think it will be E.

A majority of the international journalists surveyed view .... but think ..... would or could...
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04 May 2006, 16:40
nope, its D. E has incomplete verb. the verb should be "will be or could be".

shampoo wrote:
A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could
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04 May 2006, 18:25
Professor wrote:
nope, its D. E has incomplete verb. the verb should be "will be or could be".

shampoo wrote:
A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could

Professor, could you elabrate why it should be 'will be or could be', to me 'would be or could be' seems right. thanks
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04 May 2006, 18:58
shampoo wrote:
Professor wrote:
nope, its D. E has incomplete verb. the verb should be "will be or could be".

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A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could

Professor, could you elabrate why it should be 'will be or could be', to me 'would be or could be' seems right. thanks

only D has complete verb form. there is no AC with "would be or could be". if you are indicating E, it can be seperated as under:

1. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but "think the power stations would made sufficiently safe in the future. (this is not correct to say "would made". And "be" here doesnot come along with "would".)

2. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but "think the power stations could be made sufficiently safe in the future. (it is correct.)

but if we make the sentence as in E, it is not a correct expression because of the verb problem as in 1 above.
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05 May 2006, 01:10
I agree that the verb should be "will be or could be", but isn't the "they" in D ambiguous?
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05 May 2006, 05:27
Great job explaining Professor!

OA is D.
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05 May 2006, 08:51
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only D has complete verb form. there is no AC with "would be or could be". if you are indicating E, it can be seperated as under:

1. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but "think the power stations would made sufficiently safe in the future. (this is not correct to say "would made". And "be" here doesnot come along with "would".)

2. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but "think the power stations could be made sufficiently safe in the future. (it is correct.)

but if we make the sentence as in E, it is not a correct expression because of the verb problem as in 1 above.

Professor,

Please expain the underlined sentence (highlighted in blue color)
Can't we use 'would be'?

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05 May 2006, 19:58
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1. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but "think the power stations would made sufficiently safe in the future. (this is not correct to say "would made". And "be" here doesnot come along with "would".)

Please expain the underlined sentence (highlighted in blue color) Can't we use 'would be'?

we can but E as it doesnot mean "would be".

if you chose E, the sentence looks like this one: " A majority................. think the power stations would (lets omit "or could be") made sufficiently safe in the future. if so, does it make sense?

nope because first the verb "be" is missing, second, imo, "would" is not correct verb here.
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05 May 2006, 20:58
Professor wrote:
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1. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but "think the power stations would made sufficiently safe in the future. (this is not correct to say "would made". And "be" here doesnot come along with "would".)

Please expain the underlined sentence (highlighted in blue color) Can't we use 'would be'?

we can but E as it doesnot mean "would be".

if you chose E, the sentence looks like this one: " A majority................. think the power stations would (lets omit "or could be") made sufficiently safe in the future. if so, does it make sense?

nope because first the verb "be" is missing, second, imo, "would" is not correct verb here.

That's correct. E can not be the correct option.
What I meant to ask was, whether we can use 'would be' in place of 'will be' in the option D itself or not?
Couldn't we have used 'would be or could be' in D?

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06 May 2006, 05:47
b14kumar wrote:
What I meant to ask was, whether we can use 'would be' in place of 'will be' in the option D itself or not?
Couldn't we have used 'would be or could be' in D?

imo, this is a future predtiction not a speculation. so "would be" doesnot work and need willbe/could be.
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18 Apr 2008, 13:39
Could someone please explain why the "be" does not also get applied to the will in "will or could be" ? I can understand the explanation but don't know what the general rule behind it is.
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