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Re: developing nations [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 19:48
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Developing nations in various parts of the world have amassed $700 billion in debts; at stake, should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is the solvency of some of the world’s largest multinational banks.

(A) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is
(B) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, are
(C) should they repudiate a significant number of these debts, are
(D) if there is a repudiation of a significant number of these debts, would be
(E) if a significant number of these debts will be repudiated, is


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F1: Can anybody expalin what is the structure of this sentence? :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: developing nations [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 23:03
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myc2004 wrote:
Developing nations in various parts of the world have amassed $700 billion in debts; at stake, should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is the solvency of some of the world’s largest multinational banks.

(A) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is
(B) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, are
(C) should they repudiate a significant number of these debts, are
(D) if there is a repudiation of a significant number of these debts, would be
(E) if a significant number of these debts will be repudiated, is


A?

So we can rewrite the sentence like:

The solvency is at stake as a significant number of debts should be repudiated.

?


no.

the solvency of some of the world's largest multinational banks is at stake should the debts be repudiated.

the idiom is "should X occur/be, Y will occur/be." it is a conditional if then statement. I am a native speaker so it is very easy for me to spot this idiom.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2007, 22:10
The solvency needs is. So A is correct
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