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# A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the

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A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the caribou into northern Minnesota would fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more numerous than one wolf for every 39 square miles.

(A) would fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more numerous than
(B) would fail provided the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more than
(C) should fail if the timber wolf density in that region was greater than
(D) will fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is greater than
(E) will fail if the timber wolf density in that region were more numerous than

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09 Aug 2006, 14:31
Straight D.

"would" is generally used for situations when we talk of hypothetical or probable situations from the view point of past. This is a concrete predicition and we should use "will".
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09 Aug 2006, 15:42
Will go with B

"predicts" is hypothetical and B should be it

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09 Aug 2006, 15:48
D is it..

"Predicts" is present tense hence should be followed by "will"

If it was "Predicted" then "would" should have been used.

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09 Aug 2006, 16:22
OA is D

Will is correct for the present tense.

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09 Aug 2006, 20:33
ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight D.

"would" is generally used for situations when we talk of hypothetical or probable situations from the view point of past. This is a concrete predicition and we should use "will".

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10 Aug 2006, 19:20
originally selected (A) as the thumb rule I had was "would" will always follow "predict" but as I understand from ps_dahiya's explanation, this would hold good only if the there is an element of probability in the statement.

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11 Aug 2006, 09:11
Diff between will and would

http://www.hindu.com/edu/2003/12/22/sto ... 161502.htm

Would is uncertain, will is certain. When you predict you are certain of the prediction, hence use will.
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