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1. If the new department store would open by Thanksgiving, it will be attracting many holiday shoppers.
• would open by Thanksgiving, it will be attracting
• would be opened by Thanksgiving, it would be able to attract
• was opening by Thanksgiving, it would be able to attract
• was to open by Thanksgiving, it also will attract
• opens before Thanksgiving, it will attract

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21 Apr 2012, 10:20
2. The recent global boom in the market price for scrap steel and aluminum leads to a sudden rise in the theft of
everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
.
• leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
• have led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer
kegs
• has led to a sudden increase in the number of thieves for everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails,
and empty beer kegs
• has led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty
beer kegs
• is leading the suddenly rising theft of everyday metal objects: manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

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21 Apr 2012, 10:24
3. Although he resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an Arab
uprising against the Ottoman Empire.

• Although he resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an Arab
uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
• Although he had resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an
Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
• Although he resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, had successfully led an
Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
• Although he had resisted the assignment, Lawrence of Arabia, who successfully led an Arab uprising against the
Ottoman Empire, was earlier known as T. E. Lawrence.
• T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire,
although they had resisted the assignment.

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21 Apr 2012, 10:28
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21 Apr 2012, 12:33
mohankumarbd wrote:
1. If the new department store would open by Thanksgiving, it will be attracting many holiday shoppers.
• would open by Thanksgiving, it will be attracting
• would be opened by Thanksgiving, it would be able to attract
• was opening by Thanksgiving, it would be able to attract
• was to open by Thanksgiving, it also will attract
• opens before Thanksgiving, it will attract

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Clearly E,
Simple if then construction rules
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21 Apr 2012, 12:37
mohankumarbd wrote:
2. The recent global boom in the market price for scrap steel and aluminum leads to a sudden rise in the theft of
everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
.
• leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
• have led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer
kegs
• has led to a sudden increase in the number of thieves for everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails,
and empty beer kegs
• has led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty
beer kegs
• is leading the suddenly rising theft of everyday metal objects: manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

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D...such as is used for examples
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21 Apr 2012, 12:38
mohankumarbd wrote:
3. Although he resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an Arab
uprising against the Ottoman Empire.

• Although he resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an Arab
uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
• Although he had resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an
Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
• Although he resisted the assignment, T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, had successfully led an
Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
• Although he had resisted the assignment, Lawrence of Arabia, who successfully led an Arab uprising against the
Ottoman Empire, was earlier known as T. E. Lawrence.
• T. E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, successfully led an Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire,
although they had resisted the assignment.

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B rectifies the only error in A that is to use past perfect in Dependent clause
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