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13. 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

Here, plz clarify can the fight between option D and E....
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 13:36
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13. 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

Here, plz clarify can the fight between option D and E....


I go with E, but the answer is D. PLease anyone explains this.
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 01:30
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it should be D...because will shows that they feel that it will definately happen
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 10:26
would and could never come in the same sentence, I read this somewhere
and I see it holds good in this case

coz something thing should be definite among two, if not definite then it could be made

would be is not definite, so is could be made, - sentence is not meaningful
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2010, 07:08
I still cannot understand why it is D not E. Can any of you please further explain?? Many thanks!
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2010, 06:47
i will go for D....it requires both sure(will be) and unsure(could be).
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2010, 23:02
First off, please underline the relevant portion of the sentence.

I assumed would be and could be, therefore D.
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 06:14
use of they in option D is ambiguous.'they' can refer to either journalists or nuclear stations.
So,option E should be correct.
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 08:39
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D it is.

E is incorrect because the sentence is in preesnt tense and journalist think something about future (which requires will). 'would' is correct when we are talking about the future in the past.

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

Now if we replace they with 'journalists' the sentence will make no sense.

So 'power stations' is understood for 'they'
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 19:41
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D it is.

E is incorrect because the sentence is in present tense and journalist think something about future (which requires will). 'would' is correct when we are talking about the future in the past.

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

Now if we replace they with 'journalists' the sentence will make no sense.

So 'power stations' is understood for 'they'


13. 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

Though D is indeed the correct answer, I do not quite agree with the explanation given against E. 'Would' can be used in present also if one is not certain about the future.
I believe, the mistake in E is the missing 'be' after would.
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 23:10
I think I've said this in another thread as well, but isn't 'they' ambiguous in all the choices?
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2010, 23:03
I agree with Werewolf...that's why I chose (E) at first... "they" could be understood as referring to the international journalist or the power plants.
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2010, 02:20
D it is.
'view' and 'think', both refer to journalist and 'will' and 'could' reflect correct tense.
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 02:41
would refers to future in the past. could and would don't come together in the same sentence. modal verbs are my main weakness in SC.
so can anyone clarify why would and could don't come together in the same sentence ?
experts ?
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 22:40
E is wrong because it uses conditional tense with a present tense reporting verb. The pronoun ambiguity is much lesser a crime as it is not grammatically incorrect.
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 03:09
IMO D

D is parallel constrction ('but' is parallel Marker).
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Re: 1000 SC no 13 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 09:41
I wil Go with E as in D the reference is not clear in D "they" can refer to Journalists or Power stations so I feel E is the correct option,Plz correct me if i am wron g
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kotela... this question is posted on the manhattan gmat site and this is explained by Ron(instructor) pretty well.. u can check it out...

to summarize,

Will - when thinking is happening in the present and the action u are thinking is in the future

i THINK i WILL do well in the test ( think is present tense.. and do well is in the future hence use WILL)

i THOUGHT i WOULD do well in the test
(ur thinking was in the past - Thought, and do well is in the future WHEN COMPARED to the thinking hence use WOULD)

in this issue,
the journalists VIEW (present tense) the reactors to be unsafe and they THINK (present ) it WILL be improved
the journalists VIEWED (past tense) the reactors to be unsafe and they THOUGHT (past) it WOULD be improved

although agreed that they does not have a clear referrent, the journalists is the subject so in such cases, the pronoun can be assumed and sometimes the referrent rule can be waived off... (exception cases).

hope that helps!
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