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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



Please provide me with a grammatical explanation to this question. I would really appreciate your help! thanks!
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Re: SC: Conditional [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 06:02
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.

Developing nations in a ... . At stake, < >, is...
Dont know why use of 'should' is better than use of 'if' but it just the way it is used, I guess.
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Re: SC: Conditional [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 07:46
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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



Please provide me with a grammatical explanation to this question. I would really appreciate your help! thanks!


Elim BCD for use of plural and would be. we need is for "at stake"

E is all wrong. if.. will is incorrect here. A catches the meaning clearly.
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Re: SC: Conditional [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 08:07
nice guys. OA is A
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Re: SC: Conditional [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 12:56
Idiom "should X occur, Y will occur" is tested here.

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