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hello, here is the question...
Rising inventories, when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead to production cutbacks that would hamper economic growth. (A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead (B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads (C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead (D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads (E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead
please explain why the "when" used here is not right. thanks!
yes, the OA is E. are you saying "when" and "if" can be used interchangeable here? however, "if" is easier to understand, that's why "if" is used here. i know "if" is used to express conditional scenarios, what about "when" used here?
Generally "when" is used to indicate time. Here the options containing when have some other error so i thing when is not correct. To me, "when" can be used interchangeably with "if" considering "when" can be used to indicate situation.
(A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead (B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads (C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead (D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads (E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead _________________
I've summarized the concepts that the question tests.
1. when is a pronoun for time and there's no reference of time in the sentence. eliminate A,B,C. 2. corresponding is an adjective, whereas correspondingly is an adverb. We need an adjective to modify the noun sales. eliminate A,D. 3. 'rising inventories ... possibly leads'. eliminate B,D.
you're left with E, the correct answer. HTH
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first of S.V.AG. inventories ..... can lead( plural needs plural verb) b,D out Left with A,C,E unaccompanied is awkward.( not accompanied is correct usage) left with E. in when and if case. use when in modifying events,time .if is used subjunctive hypothetical .and we have 5 common pattern ,in which we use if 1-if present ,then (can be omitted)present 2-if present ,then may present(not certain) 3-if present,then future 4-if past simple,then past conditional(in this question) 5-if past perfect,then conditional +present perfect
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Re: rising inventories
01 Oct 2014, 15:08
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