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 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
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.
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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