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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
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Re: SOcial Security - Kaplan Advanced [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 11:38
I go for 'E'. would is past of will
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Re: SOcial Security - Kaplan Advanced [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2010, 07:35
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.
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Re: SOcial Security - Kaplan Advanced [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2010, 20:40
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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.
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Re: SOcial Security - Kaplan Advanced [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 01:29
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Re: SOcial Security - Kaplan Advanced [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 18:51
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.
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Re: SOcial Security - Kaplan Advanced [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 02:25
IMO E ......"would" is used if we are in the past
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