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According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.


A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.

C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.

E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

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Originally posted by saikarthikreddy on 26 Sep 2012, 22:49.
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The OE says that the sentence is in present form and hence we need to use will rather than would .But i choose option C because the survey has happened in the past. The action -people thinking about something about the future with respect to the past - requires 'would' and not 'will'.Experts please reply .
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saikarthikreddy wrote:
The OE says that the sentence is in present form and hence we need to use will rather than would .But i choose option C because the survey has happened in the past. The action -people thinking about something about the future with respect to the past - requires 'would' and not 'will'.Experts please reply .



The survey has happened in the past but 'thinking' is happening in present. Basically, survey in the past is irrelevant but rather the result of the survey (According to a 2009 Prudential survey...) is forcing people to think in 'Present' that somthing will happen in 'Future'.

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According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t. -correct
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t. - we need a contrast here not an additional clause
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t. - missing "That" eliminate this one
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t. - healthcare is singular and "they" is an incorrect pronoun in use here
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.- missing "That" eliminate this one




we need a "that" after think so eliminate C,E

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getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.


Here we need contrast, hence "but" is required not "and".
Since, think is in present tense , we need "would"
Also, here "it" refers to Medicare and hence need to be singular.

Hence OA - A
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getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.


Meaning :
According to survey, 37% people think that, Mcare will cover cost but in reality Mcare won't cover cost.

Split 1# 37 percent of people are thinking Vs 37 percent of people think
Surely, present continuous tense is wrong since it is not on going action. Hence Option E is out.

Split 2 # "37 percent of people think that Medicare " Vs "37 percent of people think Medicare"
We need "that" relative pronoun to refer back " what people think". Hence Option Without that is not appropriate. Option C is out.

Split 3 # "it won‘t." Vs "They Won't"
Logically this part talks about medicare singular noun, hence Singular pronoun "it" is correct. Option D is out

Split 4 # "and it won't" Vs "but it won't"
Second part presents contradiction between what people thought and what is the reality. Hence But is better.
Also when we put and, it create illogical meaning .
that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t
People cannot think two contradictory things about medicare at same time.
Hence Option B is incorrect

After POE, option A is correct
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getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.


Hi,
the sentence has been taken from "Financial Planning Fiduciary Standards under Dodd Frank By Errold Moody"
However the sentence has been converted into a question by adding last three words...
It is best not to take these self made question seriously unless we take wrong lessons home..
If anyone knows the origin of this Q other than specified by me above , we will make necessary changes..
Regards... Chetan
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