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Developing nations in various parts of the world have [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2004, 00:13
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4. 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 17 Oct 2004, 23:31
[/quote]4. 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[quote]

i had difficulty between A and D. A sure sounds good until u see what i see:

at stake is? or at stake would be?
the solvency would be at take if the loans are repudiated.....
can someone explain why D is wrong?

OA is A.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2004, 00:59
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4. 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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i had difficulty between A and D. A sure sounds good until u see what i see:

at stake is? or at stake would be?
the solvency would be at take if the loans are repudiated.....
can someone explain why D is wrong?

OA is A.
Thanks


frankly speaking, I have narrowed down to either "A" or "E". "D" is wrong for these reasons:
1. the construction with - "there is/are" considered redundant in gmat.
2. "would be" construction is okay when there is a future involved in past. Here, "at stake is..." is proper because of perfect present used in the first sentence - "have amassed"

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2004, 06:50
Fully agree with Dharmin, I am between A and E.

Could any guru develop the final cut ?

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 13:04
My choice would also be 'A'.
The reason I eliminated 'D' & 'E' was because of the 'if' statement which is usually used as a conditional statement - If I tame the GMAT then I can think about a decent college
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 13:51
E is clearly wrong because 'if and will' is unidiomatic.
I donno if theres a rule like that, but it doesnt sound right.
If 'if' is to be used (see, i dint use 'will') as a condition, stay away from 'will'.
A is a clear choice for the question at hand.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 19:01
D has an even larger error.

In English, the subjunctive mood always uses "were."

If I were you
If she were younger
If we were in business school
If they were a better team

Therefore:

...if there were a repudiation of a significant number of...


Rules for subjunctive mood here:
http://grammar.englishclub.com/verbs-subjunctive.htm
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