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13. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could
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it should be D...because will shows that they feel that it will definately happen
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A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could
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I agree, poor question..

here THEY can only refer to stations, since in the first part of the sentence you are dealing with A majority of the international journalists and this is singular...

Therefore D is really good, but still poor question! Totally agree with carcass !

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This is not properly correct

As rule of thumb THE (number, majority and so on) indicates singular. Vice versa A (number majority ) indicates PLURAL.

But even if you do not discern this the context comes in handy: doesn't make sense to say:

A majority of railway commuters read or listen to music while traveling. (here doesn't make sense the usage of singular)

The majority of railway commuters reads or listens to music while traveling (vice versa of above)

Here we can choose what is singular or plural relying on the context.

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These type of questions really make it difficult to finalize concepts ....

A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but think that they will be or could be made sufficiently safe in the future.

In the above statement there are two nouns journalists and stations

The first subject ( journalists ) view .... and think ..... ( as stations don't think ) ....

It means that they will logical to think as "stations" .....
But still , they can be jouralists too ....

But another is another aspect to the above question.
We have to choose between D and E only.

A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but think the power stations would or could be made sufficiently safe in the future.

In E we have a serious problem in structure , because THAT is missing . A run on sentence infact.

Now between bad and worse, it the bad [D]

Please put forward you opinion regarding my analysis
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13. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could
would or could refers to past tense, so incorrect

This question tests parallelisim.
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Can anyone explain the difference behind "will be" and "would be" here?

I understand the answer is D because of parallelism. I was wondering if E was rewritten as "think that the power stations would be or could"

Which one would the GMAT prefer?


Someone please explain the difference between 'will be' and 'would be'



When the subject makes a prediction you have to use Simple present and the modal (Will, can, may, should or might) + the base form of the verb.

If I take an extra course each semester, I should graduate a semester earlier.

When the subject Speculates about something (unlikely to happen) you have to use the past tense + the modal (could, might, would) + base form of the verb

If I won the lottery, I would quit my job and travel the world

When the subject speculates about something that didn't happen in the past it is used the past perfect and the modal (could have, might have, would have) + past participle

If I had won the lottery, I would have quit my job and traveled the world.
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Hi All,

A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

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Error Analysis:

Conjunction “but” joins two independent clauses. But we have a dependent clause after “but” that does not connect too well with the preceding independent clause. The meaning of the sentence is not very clear from the way this sentence has been written.

POE:

Choice A: that they will, or could,: Incorrect for the reasons stated above.

Choice B: that they would, or could,: Incorrect. Same errors as in choice A.

Choice C: they will be or could: Incorrect. Pronoun “they” appears as the subject of the second independent clause and “a majority of the international journalists surveyed” is the subject of the first independent clause. The placement of “they” is such that it refers to the subject of the first independent clause that makes the sentence illogical.

Choice D: think that they will be or could: Correct.

Choice E: think the power stations would or could: Incorrect. Use of “would” is incorrect in this sentence. When the reported speech is in the present tense then the future tense verb in the statement should be “will”. “would” is used when the reported speech is in the past tense. In this choice the reported speech “think” is in present tense. Hence the verb “will” should be used here and not “would”.

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A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could

OA is 'D', please explain..... not getting why the answer is 'D', it should be 'A'


Not a good question.

After but you should use a pronoun that unambiguously refers to an antecedent

A B and C use that after but: its usage is completely wrong.

One one hand is true that "that" is used with restrictive phrases and restrictive phrases are phrases that are essential to the sentence. On the other hands has no meaning to the economy of the same.

E seems that the power stations think per se and this is absurd

D use they: at glance the usage of "they" seems ok but it could refers to journalists or power stations

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13. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could


D. it seems a classic example of llism in terms of verb and tense as I have encountered it frequently.
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13. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could


D. it seems a classic example of llism in terms of verb and tense as I have encountered it frequently.


Even I had marked it as E. :(
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13. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could


D. it seems a classic example of llism in terms of verb and tense as I have encountered it frequently.


Even I had marked it as E. :(


This is what I have for this SC. I don't think it is on the usage of will or could..

in 'E' - after think we need a modifier 'that'

Something like this I think that A can be done.

in 'D' - for me they is ambiguous / faraway from the antecedent. how sure are we that it modifies plants and not the journalists
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so is D the OA for sure then? i still cant understand why we would need to have a "that" in E
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This couldn't possibly have been an OG question. Sounds Kaplan or Princeton to me.
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I'm kind of confused why everyone is getting E. Why would you say 'would or could'? Could implies that it is possibe and would is generaly used to in an ureal or unlikely situation.

Ex. If I was there I would.

The beginning of the sentence says that the power stations are unsafe 'but'.

To me the logical following should be that they either will or can be safe. It doesnt make much sense to say they're not safe but the would be unless you add a reason why.

ex: They are not safe buy the would be if we introduce new safety measures.
NOT: They are not safe but they would and could be.
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"They" doesnt refer to Jounalists here as the subject is a majority and it is singular where as they is plural so D is correct.

Coming to option E - that is missing and hence incorrect!!
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13. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could

Will is wrong, because "would" is needed for indirect speech, so A, C, and D are out. E seems wrong because a comma is needed (not sure why, but that's how it seems to be). E has "the power stations" replacing the pronoun "they", which is not really needed, because there is no confusion with "a majority of international journalists". However, E has the verb "think" replacing "view", which seems right against B because "view ... but that" doesn't seem to be an idiom, "view X as Y" is. But "that" is needed after "think" in E, without which, it goes like "A think X would or could be made Y", which doesn't seem right. So I would go for B, thinking that "view ... but that" is OK.

What is the OA?
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How is would not correct? The survey happened in the past and it is reasonable to assume that the views were also expressed then. Prediction for the future in the past is correctly expressed by "would".

Also "power station" makes the reference clear. Although, it could be argued that Power stations can't think so the "they" in D refers to the journalists.
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'Will be' denotes future, 'could be' denotes a possibility. Hence D.
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