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developing nations [#permalink]  13 Apr 2006, 09:35
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 worldâ€™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 Manager Joined: 09 Feb 2006 Posts: 129 Location: New York, NY Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 13 Apr 2006, 09:41 Requires a singular verb (is). this leaves only A and E. E is awkward and unclear. Therefore A. Director Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 634 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 13 Apr 2006, 11:51 ^ A ^ (B), (C) --> "are" is wrong (D) tense disagreement (E) "will" is wrong VP Joined: 28 Mar 2006 Posts: 1383 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 13 Apr 2006, 14:56 I am going for A Manager Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 117 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 13 Apr 2006, 15:05 is it singular because "a significant"? Senior Manager Joined: 08 Sep 2004 Posts: 258 Location: New York City, USA Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 14 Apr 2006, 20:09 myc2004 wrote: is it singular because "a significant"? My choice is A too. It's singular because the subject here is 'solvency of the multinational banks' '. - Vipin VP Joined: 07 Nov 2005 Posts: 1132 Location: India Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 1 [#permalink] 14 Apr 2006, 23:29 I will also pick A. ' solvency ' requires a singular verb and also should is more appropriate here. Senior Manager Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 328 Location: London Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 15 Apr 2006, 13:25 nothing wrong with A Manager Joined: 08 Feb 2006 Posts: 128 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 16 Apr 2006, 01:35 A too Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5240 Followers: 23 Kudos [?]: 208 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 16 Apr 2006, 03:49 "solvency" is singular, so we need the verb "is" to best complete the sentence. (A) Senior Manager Joined: 07 Mar 2006 Posts: 352 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1 [#permalink] 16 Apr 2006, 08:40 Even i'll go for 'A',since that seems to me as best of the worst!!! Manager Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 117 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 16 Apr 2006, 16:38 OA is A Last edited by myc2004 on 17 Apr 2006, 13:36, edited 1 time in total. Director Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 634 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 17 Apr 2006, 01:38 How can the OA be E ?? We cannot use "will" after if !! Senior Manager Joined: 24 Jan 2006 Posts: 252 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 17 Apr 2006, 08:01 Even I thought E is the correct answer. don't know the exact reason but it sounds right. Inputs please? Manager Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 117 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 17 Apr 2006, 13:37 OA is A, sorry about the mistake VP Joined: 29 Apr 2003 Posts: 1403 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 17 Apr 2006, 15:27 Late again! A I need some coffee!! Intern Joined: 16 Apr 2006 Posts: 26 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 17 Apr 2006, 16:59 late but a VP Joined: 21 Mar 2006 Posts: 1135 Location: Bangalore Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 18 Apr 2006, 02:53 Late, but A. CEO Joined: 21 Jan 2007 Posts: 2760 Location: New York City Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 422 [0], given: 4 Re: developing nations [#permalink] 08 Jul 2007, 18:28 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 worldâ€™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
subject verb agreement

(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
wrong use of subjunctive mood

(E) if a significant number of these debts will be repudiated, is
wrong use of subjunctive mood
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Re: developing nations [#permalink]  08 Jul 2007, 18:49
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 worldâ€™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.

?
Re: developing nations   [#permalink] 08 Jul 2007, 18:49

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