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# A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses

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31 Aug 2005, 06:46
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A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.

(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animalsâ€™ horns have been

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31 Aug 2005, 07:09
I will go with A.

In A "their" refers to rhinoceroses.

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31 Aug 2005, 07:39
think that C) is best here. A perfect tense is needed to properly describe the order of events

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31 Aug 2005, 08:01
I will go with C

A - The sentence refers to 'The question' so the question should be 'whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses'.

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31 Aug 2005, 10:24
another vote for C.

* 'whether' is almost always preferable for GMAT.
* we need 'have been' for the right tense.

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31 Aug 2005, 11:05
Yup C is the best answer. The tense should be consistent and I missed it from reading the first part of the sentence.

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01 Sep 2005, 08:55
OA is C.

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01 Sep 2005, 11:41
To anyone who can explain,

My understanding was, if should be used when the condition taht follows is hypothetical (like in this case) and whether should be used when there is a choice (whether it will rain or not).

I am not sure why we use whether here.

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01 Sep 2005, 12:19
ranga41 wrote:
To anyone who can explain,

My understanding was, if should be used when the condition taht follows is hypothetical (like in this case) and whether should be used when there is a choice (whether it will rain or not).

I am not sure why we use whether here.

Thanks,
Ranga

Your understanding of the usage is correct but I am not sure where you find the condition in this sentence.

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01 Sep 2005, 12:19
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