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# A recent popular self-help

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A recent and popular self-help book wryly notes that if adolescence was not so painful, it would have a droll comedic aspect, at least in retrospect.
A)was not so painful, it
B)was not so painful, they
C)were not so painful, they
D)were not so painful, it
E)were not so painful, being one
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25 Nov 2011, 18:46
Straight D.

This question tests hypothetical subjunctive.

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01 Dec 2011, 04:19
+ 1 D, "were" is necessary for subjunctive mood.
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01 Dec 2011, 10:05
+1 D

Hypothetical "if..., (then)...." constructions requires "were" (when the verb is "to be"). Even if the subject is singular.

"being one" is ambiguous. "One" doesn't have a clear antecedent.
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Re: A recent popular self-help   [#permalink] 01 Dec 2011, 10:05
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