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Some analysts warns that, if the projected expenditures for [#permalink]
24 Apr 2010, 18:04
100% (02:37) correct
0% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions
Some analysts warns that, if the projected expenditures for the social security administration over the next ten years prove to be accurate, the entire social security system will have been and will continue to be in danger of failing.
(A) will have been and will continue to be (B) has been and will continue to be (C) will continue, as it already has begun to be (D) would continue to be (E) will continue to be
I picked (E) too but I would appreciate if someone can help on why (B) is incorrect. I do know the grammatrical reasons for (B) to be incorrect.
If something is 'continuing', then by definition it 'has been' in the past. Otherwise, it would be 'starting', not 'continuing'. Since, by definition, we know it 'has been,' actually saying so adds extra words without adding meaning to the sentence--a GMAT no-no.
Eli, Thanks for your explanation.
But there’s something in me that just keeps going on. I think it has something to do with tomorrow, that there is always one, and that everything can change when it comes. http://aimingformba.blogspot.com
I choosed E straight away as projected expenditures is for future plan, "will continue to be" makes it clear and short compared to others. I read that GMAT likes clear and short statements even though other statements have no faults in it.