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developing nations [#permalink] New post 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 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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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2006, 09:41
Requires a singular verb (is). this leaves only A and E. E is awkward and unclear. Therefore A.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2006, 11:51
^ A ^

(B), (C) --> "are" is wrong

(D) tense disagreement

(E) "will" is wrong
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2006, 14:56
I am going for A
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2006, 15:05
is it singular because "a significant"?
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 [#permalink] New post 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' '.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2006, 23:29
I will also pick A.
' solvency ' requires a singular verb and also should is more appropriate here.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2006, 13:25
nothing wrong with A
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2006, 01:35
A too
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2006, 03:49
"solvency" is singular, so we need the verb "is" to best complete the sentence. (A)
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2006, 08:40
Even i'll go for 'A',since that seems to me as best of the worst!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2006, 16:38
OA is A

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2006, 01:38
:o How can the OA be E ??

We cannot use "will" after if !!
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 [#permalink] New post 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?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2006, 13:37
OA is A, sorry about the mistake
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2006, 15:27
Late again! A


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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2006, 16:59
late but a
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2006, 02:53
Late, but A.
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Re: developing nations [#permalink] New post 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 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
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] New post 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 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.

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