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Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.

(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

OA will be followed. Thank you!
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2004, 19:06
Go for D.

"likely most" in A & B is incorrect.
"so speak on" in C is incorrect.

I prefer "if not most" in D to "even most" in E.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2004, 21:03
D for me too.

In E 'would likley agree' - would and likely is redundant.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2004, 21:04
Yes it is. OA is D.

I was torn between A and D. Is "if not most" an idiom?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2004, 00:33
Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.

(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

(A) -- likely most is incorrect
(B) -- again 'likely most' is used here
(C) -- even most ? this option is incredible
(D) -- best of the lot here ! if not most is appropriately used in this option
(E) -- agin even most is not correct

I don't think if not most is an idiom. You just have to understand when to use it.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2004, 06:33
Thanks ywilfred!

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