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Adolescence [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 21:23
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A recent and popular self -help book wryly notes that if adolescence was not so painful,it would have have a droll comedic aspect, at least in retrospect.

A.was not so painful,it
B.was not so painful,they
C.were not so painful,they
D.were not so painful,it
E.were not so painful,being one
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Re: Adolescence [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 21:47
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Use of subjunctive form. 'Adolescence' is singular. So we go with D.
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Re: Adolescence [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 21:51
if it is singular,how can we go with "were". i thought "were" is for plural and "was" is for singular. Isnt it so?
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'Were' is not plural. It is not related to the countable/non-countable theory.

For eg: If I were a rich man,.....
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Re: Adolescence [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 21:57
oh ok,i get it. As its subjunctive case, we use "were" . Thanks .. Kudos!!
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Re: Adolescence [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2010, 01:42
Straight D ... Hypothetical subjunctive.
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Re: Adolescence [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2010, 13:48
Damn, went with A.

I'm on that chapter for MGMAT, but haven't read it yet.
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Re: Adolescence [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 20:18
subjunctive hypothetical.
If past tense ,then condition tense construction
+ agreement issue..
D is winner here
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Re: Adolescence [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 21:44
usage of subjunctive.. if ..then , therefore D is clear
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