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Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950s and early [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 06:44
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Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950’s and early 1960’s that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization would gradually undermine it, ethnicity is a worldwide phenomenon of increasing importance.

(A) would gradually undermine it
(B) to be a gradual undermining of it
(C) would be a gradual undermining of ethnicity
(D) to gradually undermine ethnicity
(E) gradually undermining it

Please explain your answers. I am not convinced by the OA.
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Re: SC 1000: Scholarly wisdom [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 07:09
eyunni wrote:
Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950’s and early 1960’s that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization would gradually undermine it, ethnicity is a worldwide phenomenon of increasing importance.

(A) would gradually undermine it
(B) to be a gradual undermining of it
(C) would be a gradual undermining of ethnicity
(D) to gradually undermine ethnicity
(E) gradually undermining it

Please explain your answers. I am not convinced by the OA.


A is fine. Would is correct in a hypothetical scenario.
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Re: SC 1000: Scholarly wisdom [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 07:45
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Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950’s and early 1960’s that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization would gradually undermine it, ethnicity is a worldwide phenomenon of increasing importance.

(A) would gradually undermine it
(B) to be a gradual undermining of it
(C) would be a gradual undermining of ethnicity
(D) to gradually undermine ethnicity
(E) gradually undermining it

Please explain your answers. I am not convinced by the OA.


A is fine. Would is correct in a hypothetical scenario.


What is the correct idiom for 'predict'?
Don't you think that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization should be followed by 'to'?

Which of the following is/are correct?
(1) I predict Australia would win the game.
(2) I predict that Australia would win the game.
(3) I predict Australia to win the game.

Please clarify.
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Re: SC 1000: Scholarly wisdom [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 08:08
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eyunni wrote:
Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950’s and early 1960’s that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization would gradually undermine it, ethnicity is a worldwide phenomenon of increasing importance.

(A) would gradually undermine it
(B) to be a gradual undermining of it
(C) would be a gradual undermining of ethnicity
(D) to gradually undermine ethnicity
(E) gradually undermining it

Please explain your answers. I am not convinced by the OA.


A is fine. Would is correct in a hypothetical scenario.


What is the correct idiom for 'predict'?
Don't you think that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization should be followed by 'to'?

Which of the following is/are correct?
(1) I predict Australia would win the game.
(2) I predict that Australia would win the game.
(3) I predict Australia to win the game.

Please clarify.


I am not 100% sure but I am reasonably sure that PREDICT TO is NOT right.

I predict India to win is certainly not right
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 08:17
A is not right...I think..one more that would be required for A to be correct..
I will go with E...btw what is the OA
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 08:51
would is needed here so it is btn A and C
i think it is C as it is not clear
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Re: SC 1000: Scholarly wisdom [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 08:56
A, B and E are wrong because of the "It".

Between C and D...Would go for D. C is just odd ....undermining


(A) would gradually undermine it
(B) to be a gradual undermining oA it
(C) would be a gradual undermining of ethnicity
(D) to gradually undermine ethnicity
(E) gradually undermining it

Please explain your answers. I am not convinced by the OA.[/quote]
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Re: SC 1000: Scholarly wisdom [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 08:56
eyunni wrote:
Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950’s and early 1960’s that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization would gradually undermine it, ethnicity is a worldwide phenomenon of increasing importance.

(A) would gradually undermine it
(B) to be a gradual undermining of it
(C) would be a gradual undermining of ethnicity
(D) to gradually undermine ethnicity
(E) gradually undermining it

Please explain your answers. I am not convinced by the OA.


I say C. get rid of all the junk between predicted... would. Modernization etc... is confusing.

ABE. undermine what??? it doesn't refer to anything.

would fits much better than to. predict that X would Y. I don't think this is an idiom, but it looks much better than predict to.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 11:21
"A"

What is wrong with A.

IF you take out the Of phrase......the only answer that seems to be correct is A. All others sound awkward.

What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 05:48
OA is A.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 11:38
eyunni wrote:
OA is A.


Since the word "Predicted" indicates uncertainty - the word "Would" is required.
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