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21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animals’ horns have been
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02 Sep 2007, 14:40
IrinaOK wrote:
21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animals’ horns have been

C.
Whether is preferred. A and B use "their" which can be refer to tourists.
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02 Sep 2007, 14:56
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C: whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been

what if we put it this way

whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the anlimals' hourns are

in between those clauses which one would u choose then. what will be the main thing to emphasize
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02 Sep 2007, 14:58
bkk145 wrote:
IrinaOK wrote:
21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animals’ horns have been

C.
Whether is preferred. A and B use "their" which can be refer to tourists.

Isnt it that 'whether' is used when evaluating alternatives. f,e: They can not identify whether it is A or B that caused trauma.

And 'if' is used when hypothisizing. F,e: I wonder if you can do it.

Anyway, is there any other reason why E is not the answer. C is OA
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02 Sep 2007, 15:15
IrinaOK wrote:
bkk145 wrote:
IrinaOK wrote:
21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animals’ horns have been

C.
Whether is preferred. A and B use "their" which can be refer to tourists.

Isnt it that 'whether' is used when evaluating alternatives. f,e: They can not identify whether it is A or B that caused trauma.

And 'if' is used when hypothisizing. F,e: I wonder if you can do it.

Anyway, is there any other reason why E is not the answer. C is OA

My understanding is that if you have to pick between whether and if, whether is almost always right. However, whether is correct use here because it gives choices to tourists. When you use if, it is not giving the choices. For example,

She will go if I go.

In the example, you cannot add "or not" after "I go".

Also, I feel that "one" in E should be plural, not singular.
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02 Sep 2007, 15:16
Ravshonbek, I probably have a hard time picking between those two. I probably go with the latter one...
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02 Sep 2007, 15:26
bkk145 wrote:
IrinaOK wrote:
bkk145 wrote:
IrinaOK wrote:
21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animals’ horns have been

C.
Whether is preferred. A and B use "their" which can be refer to tourists.

Isn`t it that 'whether' is used when evaluating alternatives. f,e: They can not identify whether it is A or B that caused trauma.

And 'if' is used when hypothisizing. F,e: I wonder if you can do it.

Anyway, is there any other reason why E is not the answer. C is OA

My understanding is that if you have to pick between whether and if, whether is almost always right. However, whether is correct use here because it gives choices to tourists. When you use if, it is not giving the choices. For example,

She will go if I go.

In the example, you cannot add "or not" after "I go".

Also, I feel that "one" in E should be plural, not singular.

Yes, I did not pay attention to the usage of 'one', that is one of the good reasons not to choose E.

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02 Sep 2007, 16:06
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21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animals’ horns have been

easy C.

D,E are out because of 'if'

A,B are wrong. pronoun error 'their' : their -> tourists or rhinoceroses?
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