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According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.
A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
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The OE says that the sentence is in present form and hence we need to use will rather than would .But i choose option C because the survey has happened in the past. The action -people thinking about something about the future with respect to the past - requires 'would' and not 'will'.Experts please reply .
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saikarthikreddy wrote:
The OE says that the sentence is in present form and hence we need to use will rather than would .But i choose option C because the survey has happened in the past. The action -people thinking about something about the future with respect to the past - requires 'would' and not 'will'.Experts please reply .



The survey has happened in the past but 'thinking' is happening in present. Basically, survey in the past is irrelevant but rather the result of the survey (According to a 2009 Prudential survey...) is forcing people to think in 'Present' that somthing will happen in 'Future'.

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New post 27 Sep 2012, 01:32
Seems fair enough thanks capricorn369.
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