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Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would <e generated if a portion of the capital would have been> invested in another form.
(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2004, 19:27
C it is.
subjunctive mood. "if X were" -->right
"if X was" --> wrong
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Re: SC-Museums [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2004, 19:28
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Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would <e generated if a portion of the capital would have been> invested in another form.
(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been


I think it's C
If I were you, I wouldn't do that
you use 'were' when you have "if something were to happen" construction
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2004, 19:29
C. "were" is correct in hypothetical situations.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2004, 19:39
I guess the answer is D. Explainations given if the answer is correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2004, 00:56
Question is testing Subjunctive Mood.

(C) is it.
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Re: SC-Museums [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2004, 03:15
In agreement with everyone, it shoulb be C.

(I also think we discussed this question before, but I can't find the link).
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2004, 03:29
Although i am inclined to call it a C, I have some doubts....

the word is 'were' which refers to a singular noun 'a portion'.

considering that i am putting my money on D
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