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To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.

A. have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic
B. have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
C. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
D. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economic
E. would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical
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Not getting wrong this time.
It must be D.


Notice that this is one of those rare inversion SCs.
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ps_dahiya wrote:
Not getting wrong this time.
It must be D.


Notice that this is one of those rare inversion SCs.


I picked D too because it seemed like the most appropriate and logical

as the demographers would have to know more than what they know now.

But Matt, which rare sc inversion are you talking about, I'd like to know and mark it in my SC pointers so I am not like :shock: in the exam.
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GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Not getting wrong this time.
It must be D.


Notice that this is one of those rare inversion SCs.


I picked D too because it seemed like the most appropriate and logical

as the demographers would have to know more than what they know now.

But Matt, which rare sc inversion are you talking about, I'd like to know and mark it in my SC pointers so I am not like :shock: in the exam.


Sentence as written. (1) To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.

Sentence inverted. (2) Demographers would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economic determinants of fertility to develop more accurate population forecasts.

Same meaning. 8-)
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OA please?



OA is (D)~~
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New post 05 Sep 2006, 11:02
economical vs. economic -> narrows down to A and D

"more than now" is incorrect

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D. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economic

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New post 06 Sep 2006, 05:19
I chose D by guessing
Was stuck between have and would have.

Reason behind my choice:
would have-means not yet done in the present but needs to be done "sometime in the future"
have-needs to be done "now"

Is my reasoning correct?
What's the diff between have and would have?
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New post 06 Sep 2006, 05:42
My reasoning:

To develop suggests its something they cannot do now, therefore to develop a better model they would have to have a better understanding than they do now.
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