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If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island

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If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof, buff his palm-plank surfboard with carnauba palm wax and watch a palm-fringed sunset.

(A) If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,
(B) If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relaxing in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,
(C) If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe were marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,
(D) If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe were marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relaxing in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,
(E) If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, to relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2009, 09:01
C it is
If Were CONSTRUCTION
Parallelism
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2009, 09:09
I'll go with C.

Question: Is "Could" fine in subjunctive case?

If A were B, A could do ....
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2009, 19:57
Agree with C and reasoning mentioned.
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2009, 21:37
I also chose C for the following reasons:
1. If ....were......
2. Parallelism
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2009, 05:03
CAN ANY ONE PLEASE EXPLAIN ME THE "IF ... WERE CONSTRUCTION"
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2009, 06:29
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CAN ANY ONE PLEASE EXPLAIN ME THE "IF ... WERE CONSTRUCTION"


heres an explanation.

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000031.htm
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 09:16
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C) If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe were marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,

I will go with C). It is hypothetical subjunctive as Nitya mentioned... (latter-day) unreal event not sure with if.
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 07:02
Found C to be the best option to opt for...but was caught with the "were"... If...were construction data was quite a help!
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 07:25
Answer C... "if .. were" construction and Parallelism makes it the best choice.
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 07:47
Agree with (C) for subjunctive mood....If...were..... construction and parallelism
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 17:05
I thought too hard about this. I got stuck between A and C. I saw if and thought were but I saw latter and thought was.

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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 02:55
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 08:46
C

as soon as you see "were" you start thinking of subjunctive, which is appropriate in this case.
BUT, I surfed a bit for "could" in subjunctive cases. It is always "would."
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2011, 09:56
Can we use "could" in subjunctives as somebody pointed out?
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2011, 20:29
C for me too...
Subjunctive usage.. that eliminates A, B, E
Parallelism of all the verbs is maintained only in C..
"relaxing" distorts the parallelism in D
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Re: Sc - Robinson Crusoe [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 08:22
+1 C

It is a conditional sentence; it requires subjunctive mood.
Parallelism is required.
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Pretty straightforward! C! hypothetical subjunctive mood in this sentence..IF Robinson Crusoe WAS is incorrect. For IF..Then type sentences with a conditional structure..WERE should always be used..C is perfect with parallelism ..eat relax buff
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Choice is between C and D for "were". Eat, relax, buff and watch are parallel. Eat, relaxing, buff and watching are not parallel.
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If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof, buff his palm-plank surfboard with carnauba palm wax and watch a palm-fringed sunset.


A. If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,

B. If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relaxing in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,

C. If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe were marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,

D. If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe were marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, relaxing in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,

E. If a latter-day Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island with an eclectic mix of palms, he could eat dates and coconut meat, to relax in a palm recliner in his palm-post bungalow under a palm-thatch roof,
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