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1. Many psychologists and sociologists now contend that the deliberate and even brutal aggression integral to some forms of competitive athletics increase the likelihood of imitative violence that erupts among crowds of spectators dominated by young adult males.
(A) increase the likelihood of imitative violence that erupts
(B) increase the likelihood that there will be an eruption of imitative violence
(C) increase the likelihood of imitative violence erupting
(D) increases the likelihood for imitative violence to erupt
(E) increases the likelihood that imitative violence will erupt
Please provide explaination for each . Thanks _________________
can 'likelihood' be related to something that could happen in the future and thus will used a future tense 'will erupt'. In that case (E) looks like the right answer. Any other ideas? _________________
Are we trying to match the official answer? I think E is totally wrong for using "will". E means that this sort of behaviour doesn't happen in present but will definitely happen in the future. Totally absurd. I would rather use a wrong idiom that something that totally changes the meaning of the sentence.
who is the creator of SC1000 by the way? _________________
for every person who doesn't try because he is
afraid of loosing , there is another person who
keeps making mistakes and succeeds..
Due to S-V agreement, we have only D and E.
In E, "will" have nothing wrong.
Yes, "may" or other present tenses are better but "will" isn't wrong.
On the other hand, in D, "liklelihood for" is not idiomatic.