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# Of all the possible disasters that threaten american

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Of all the possible disasters that threaten american agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in climate is maybe the more difficult to analysis.

a)is maybe the more difficult to analysis.
b)is probably the most difficult to analyze
c)is maybe the most difficult for analysis
d)is probably the more difficult to analyze
e)is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult

Eliminated all the options but b and c. stuck b/w probably or maybe..plz help : source JAMBOREE
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26 Aug 2011, 07:10
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Of all the possible disasters that threaten american agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in climate is maybe the more difficult to analysis.

a)same as underlined
b)is probably the most difficult to analyze
c)is maybe the most difficult for analysis
d)is probably the more difficult to analyze
e)is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult

eliminated all the options but b and c.
stuck b/w probably or maybe..
plz help

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A, D wrong due to more. Since comparison is with all other cases, it has to be most
C,E wrong as maybe is unidiomatic
E is awkward too

Ans B

*Checked with many other resources, the correct ans is B not C
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26 Aug 2011, 07:36
hii shilpi..thanx for ur reply but i still cudn't understand the diffrence b/w probably or maybe
i am referring manhattan sc and in the book i came across spme sentences
1)This situation MAYBE as bad as it can get( correct as mentioned by manhattan)
2)This situation IS PROBABLY as bad as it can get .( correct as mentioned by manhattan)
3)PERHAPS (or MAYBE)this situation IS as bad as it can get. ( also correct)
4)This situation IS MAYBE as bad as it can get.(WRONG)

now what i conclude is that " may be" shudn't be followed by preceded by "is".
plz correct me if i am wrong
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26 Aug 2011, 07:51
Well u can think of it in this way -

May be/ Perhaps - are used when the author isn't sure. So there is a 50-50% chance for something to happen or not happen

Probably/ Likely - are used when the author is leaning towards the action or event happening. something like a 80% chance of happening.

Here the author is trying to express that the probability it high and not that he is unsure and hence probably.

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26 Aug 2011, 08:56
how can u say that the author is trying to express that the probability is high and not that he is unsure and hence probably.
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26 Aug 2011, 09:39
Siddharth,

You are correct in saying that is maybe is unidiomatic.

Just read the statement once more and see what the author is trying to say.

Using May be does not leave him with much of a point to make. In the statement the author is not showing any doubt. He is trying to state a point, conveying that as compared to all the prev disasters this is likely to be the most difficult.

Hence probably makes more sense IMO

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26 Aug 2011, 10:13
yup...
thnx shilpi...
well if possible, then i need another help from u..
the name of the post is " which vs that", in "ask stacy blackman"..sorry for putting in the wrong section..but plz do try to give a soln
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26 Aug 2011, 12:09
Dint think ask stacy blackman was the right forum to reply. So PM'ed you with the which/that problem
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Of all the possible disasters that threaten american agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in climate is maybe the more difficult to analysis.

a)same as underlined
b)is probably the most difficult to analyze
c)is maybe the most difficult for analysis
d)is probably the more difficult to analyze
e)is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult

eliminated all the options but b and c.
stuck b/w probably or maybe..
plz help

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It seems the OA is incorrectly mentioned as C when in fact it should be B.
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04 Jul 2014, 04:15
faamir wrote:
It seems the OA is incorrectly mentioned as C when in fact it should be B.

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Updated : Confirmed OA is B.
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09 Jun 2016, 11:30
Is 'the' can be the criteria to elimate choices?. Like in these answer choices "the more".

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Is 'the' most can be the criteria to elimate choices?

Your question is not clear. A superlative adjective always requires "the", and hence "the most" can never be a criterion for elimination. Could you elaborate what your query is?
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