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According to many military historians, Germany’s conquest of the mount

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According to many military historians, Germany’s conquest of the mountainous island of Navarone in the Aegean Sea was of utmost military importance throughout the Second World War because they realized that, if they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would always be in peril.


(A) they realized that, if they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would always be in peril.

(B) it realized that, if it did not exploit the island’s strategic location, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would always be in peril.

(C) the nation’s generals realized that, if Navarone’s strategic location was not exploited, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril.

(D) they realized that, if Navarone’s strategic location was not exploited, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril.

(E) the nation’s generals realized that, if they did not exploit Navarone’s strategic location, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would always be in peril.


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(A) they realized that, if they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would always be in peril.

"They" and "their" can't possibly refer to "Germany's", since "Germany's" is a singular, possessive noun. So I guess "they" and "their" must refer to historians, and that makes no sense at all. Eliminate (A).

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(B) it realized that, if it did not exploit the island’s strategic location, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would always be in peril.

"It" has no clear antecedent here, either. "Germany's" is possessive, and the subject pronoun "it" can't refer back to a possessive antecedent. Plus, it's awfully weird to say that "Germany realized" something. (B) is gone.

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(C) the nation’s generals realized that, if Navarone’s strategic location was not exploited, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril.

I like the use of "the nation's generals", but the last chunk of the sentence is an if/then statement, and we need to use the conditional "would" instead of "was." (C) can be eliminated.

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(D) they realized that, if Navarone’s strategic location was not exploited, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril.

This has the same pronoun problem as (B), along with the verb form problem that appears in (C).

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(E) the nation’s generals realized that, if they did not exploit Navarone’s strategic location, Germany’s survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would always be in peril.

Much better! The verb is in the proper form, and the only pronoun in the underlined portion, "they", refers nicely back to the nation's generals. (E) is our answer.
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I chose C :(

I was making a lot of mistakes whenever there is if-then in the middle of some big sentence or in complex sentences.

I have created a sheet for myself which has common scenarios of if-then usage and their following clause. GMATNinja could you please help me validate these and is the way to go while handling if-thens. With me, whenever the sentence correction question is a long long sentence, I take a lot of time to read and understand.

If clause has resent tense---> The Main clause will have the present tense or future tense depending on the context.

If clause has present continuous/present perfect----> Main clause will have simple future. (will/shall)

If clause has past tense/past continuous----> could/should/would (Like the one in the question)

If clause has past perfect-----> could have /would have / might have.
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I chose C :(

I was making a lot of mistakes whenever there is if-then in the middle of some big sentence or in complex sentences.

I have created a sheet for myself which has common scenarios of if-then usage and their following clause. GMATNinja could you please help me validate these and is the way to go while handling if-thens. With me, whenever the sentence correction question is a long long sentence, I take a lot of time to read and understand.

If clause has resent tense---> The Main clause will have the present tense or future tense depending on the context.

If clause has present continuous/present perfect----> Main clause will have simple future. (will/shall)

If clause has past tense/past continuous----> could/should/would (Like the one in the question)

If clause has past perfect-----> could have /would have / might have.

I don't think this particular construction should be a major part of your SC prep, but yes, your understanding of the various if/then cases seems to be correct. Personally, if I'm trying to internalize some rule or construction, I'd produce some specific examples that I could quickly eyeball to refresh my memory.

    1) If I fall down the stairs, I will spill my cocktail.
    2) If I bought a burrito from that unlicensed food truck, I would likely experience unpleasant indigestion.
    3) If I had paid my taxes, I wouldn't have ended up sharing a cell with Tim, whose face tattoo was oddly beguiling.

And now, I'm just having fun with sentences. :)

So yes, you're on the right track, but I would argue that it's a relatively minor issue on the GMAT.

I hope this helps!
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New post 03 Jan 2019, 21:52
there is also a pattern

if do,,, then do

if temparature is 100 C degree, water boil

this is a fact, not a condition. I know this pattern from a question in og (if they do not hold monoco...). but honestly, I do not fully understand this pattern.

so, choice C can be correct. but why choice C is wrong. because choice C shows a condition. so the pattern: " if did,,,, would do" is corect.

moreover, choice C suffer from serious meaning error,
if Navarone’s strategic location was not exploited

this is not show who exploit. without who exploit, the meaning is not logic. C is wrong

meaning/logic error can be clear or subtle. passive voice can make logic meaning error as in this case of choice C. meaning error can be illogic meaning or unclear meaning. inclear meaning is hard to realize. but unclear meaning can be tested because we need to make clear meaning and clear sentence.
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