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16. Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.
(A) the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
(B) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
(C) were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers
(D) if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers
(E) there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers when there is an unemployment rate that is four per cent

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Re: if/should/were [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 03:17
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Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.
(A) the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers --> being is ungrammatical
(B) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers --> unidiomatic: among jobs and job seekers
(C) were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers --> inappropriate tense: were of if clause should be accompanied by past tense verb of then clause
(D) if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers --> idiomatic: Between Noun and Noun
(E) there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers when there is an unemployment rate that is four per cent -->mentioned error
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Re: if/should/were [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 15:51
Clear D for me , you can remove options with among , among is used for comparing more than 2

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Re: if/should/were [#permalink] New post 27 May 2009, 17:49
tenaman10 wrote:
OA:D ...Why C is wrong ??


16. Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.
(A) the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
(B) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
(C) were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers

"C" seems to be wrong "were" is past tense "is" is present.

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