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Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, its survival depends on if it can broaden its membership and leave its cramped quarters for a site where it can store and exhibit its more than 12,000 artifacts.
(A) if it can broaden its membership and leave
(B) whether it can broaden its membership and leave
(C) whether or not it has the capability to broaden its membership and can leave
(D) its ability for broadening its membership and leaving
(E) the ability for it to broaden its membership and leave

Could somebody clarify why D is wrong?
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B is the answer-'whether' is preferred over 'if', the sentence is short, and broaden and leave are parallel
D cannot be the answer - because,'ability for broadening' is redundant and most of the time 'ability for' signals redundancy
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Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 03:49
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B is the answer-'whether' is preferred over 'if', the sentence is short, and broaden and leave are parallel
D cannot be the answer - because,'ability for broadening' is redundant and most of the time 'ability for' signals redundancy


Thanks lotus.

In that case;

could "ability to broaden" be correct construction?
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Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 05:57
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B is the answer-'whether' is preferred over 'if', the sentence is short, and broaden and leave are parallel
D cannot be the answer - because,'ability for broadening' is redundant and most of the time 'ability for' signals redundancy


Thanks lotus.

In that case;

could "ability to broaden" be correct construction?


I think you can say "its ability to broaden its membership and to leave". Comments?
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Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 04:57
Bxn If & whether : IF is used for CONDITIONAL cases and the following stem doesn't reveal any such condition :

Thus A / D / E are Eliminated

furthermore in D : For Broadening is an incorrect usage of Idiom

Bxn B & C :

C : To broaden ......................AND.................... Leave = Breaks Parallelism

Leading to B
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Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2012, 20:16
in both D & E we have the following unidiomatic usage.

Ability for - the correct usage is ability to
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Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2013, 19:18
In B "whether" is used, but "whether" should be used only when there are two possibilities mentioned in the sentence right?
or is it like whether two possibilities are mentioned in the sentence or not, if two possibilities exists "whether" should be used ? (I hope I used "whether" correctly :wink: )
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Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2014, 16:22
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Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2014, 06:44
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In B "whether" is used, but "whether" should be used only when there are two possibilities mentioned in the sentence right?
or is it like whether two possibilities are mentioned in the sentence or not, if two possibilities exists "whether" should be used ? (I hope I used "whether" correctly :wink: )
"Whether" should be used for two choices--however, the phrase "whether or not" is usually considered redundant on the GMAT. In this case, the two options are that the museum could succeed or it could fail; however, the "or not" is correctly implied by the sentence, rather than being redundantly made explicit.

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