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Although modern science has essentially eradicated the bubonic plague from the industrialized word, the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease.

A. the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease
B. an occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease once in every few years
C. the disease will be diagonsed in the occasional patient once in every few years
D. every few years the occasional patient will be diagonsed with the disease
E. every few years the occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease

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I understand the answer, but the question I have here is if we should use "if the occasional patient will be diagonsed" rather than use "the disease will be diagonsed"?
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should be -- definitive

meaning patients are definitely diagnosed with the plague.This is not the case though. The second clause is an observation/future statement.
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Although modern science has essentially eradicated the bubonic plague from the industrialized word, the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease.

A. the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease -- should be... few years with the disease -- POE.
B. an occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease once in every few years -- once in few years, should be POE.

C. the disease will be diagonsed in the occasional patient once in every few years -- the disease will be diagnosed --wrong usage. POE.
D. every few years the occasional patient will be diagonsed with the disease -- correct usage of will be and every few years.
E. every few years the occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease -- should be ..POE.













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what you are saying is essentially --

C. In a patient,the disease will be diagnosed after every few years.

D. After every few years,a patient (different once) will be diagnosed with the disease.

D meaning is clear and better.
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amit2k9 wrote:
should be -- definitive

meaning patients are definitely diagnosed with the plague.This is not the case though. The second clause is an observation/future statement.
yvonne0923 wrote:
Although modern science has essentially eradicated the bubonic plague from the industrialized word, the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease.

A. the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease -- should be... few years with the disease -- POE.
B. an occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease once in every few years -- once in few years, should be POE.

C. the disease will be diagonsed in the occasional patient once in every few years -- the disease will be diagnosed --wrong usage. POE.
D. every few years the occasional patient will be diagonsed with the disease -- correct usage of will be and every few years.
E. every few years the occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease -- should be ..POE.













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I understand the answer, but the question I have here is if we should use "if the occasional patient will be diagonsed" rather than use "the disease will be diagonsed"?
Thanks.


I thought Should = recommendation or advise or suggestion
Will = 100% future.
Is 'will' required?
arent we suggesting that the occasional patent be diagonsed with disease?

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Except the idiomatic error of "once in every few years" in choice C, are there any problems of correct usage of "the occasional patient will be diagonsed" and " the disease will be diagonsed"? I still don't get why the answer is D instead of C.




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should be -- definitive

meaning patients are definitely diagnosed with the plague.This is not the case though. The second clause is an observation/future statement.
yvonne0923 wrote:
Although modern science has essentially eradicated the bubonic plague from the industrialized word, the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease.

A. the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease -- should be... few years with the disease -- POE.
B. an occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease once in every few years -- once in few years, should be POE.

C. the disease will be diagonsed in the occasional patient once in every few years -- the disease will be diagnosed --wrong usage. POE.
D. every few years the occasional patient will be diagonsed with the disease -- correct usage of will be and every few years.
E. every few years the occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease -- should be ..POE.













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I understand the answer, but the question I have here is if we should use "if the occasional patient will be diagonsed" rather than use "the disease will be diagonsed"?
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I thnk is because you diagnost a person, not the disease.

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+1 for D.

should has two broad uses:
1) Indicator of moral obligation : He should go home.
2) Used as Hypothetical subjunctive (less common in GMAT): Should he fail the exam, he will have to leave the college.

None of the usages fit out sentence, hence should is not the correct word => A, B and E out.

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Although modern science has essentially eradicated the bubonic plague from the industrialized word, the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease.

A. the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease - Should is wrong
B. an occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease once in every few years - Should is wrong
C. the disease will be diagonsed in the occasional patient once in every few years - DIsease diagnosed ?? Its the patient who is diagnosed.
D. every few years the occasional patient will be diagonsed with the disease
E. every few years the occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease - Should

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yvonne0923 wrote:
Although modern science has essentially eradicated the bubonic plague from the industrialized word, the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease.

A. the occasional patient should be diagonsed every few years with the disease
B. an occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease once in every few years
C. the disease will be diagonsed in the occasional patient once in every few years
D. every few years the occasional patient will be diagonsed with the disease
E. every few years the occasional patient should be diagonsed with the disease



should be - oh my god, really? NO!
another mistake - ONCE... why once?
A, B, C, and D are eliminated right away!

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Hi expert,
I don't understand why "should be" is wrong?
Isn't it a suggestion that one should perform checkup,although the plague has been eradicated?

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Is the OA provided by the poster correct? The following link says contrary.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/omplicated-v ... tml#411977

Moreover, what is the difference between 'The occasional patient' and 'An occasional patient'?
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D is definitely the best of the bunch. A, B, and E are immediately out because of "should." Surely the author doesn't think that people should be diagnosed with the plague!

C improves on all those, but there's a bit of redundancy. "The occasional patient" means one patient here or there, so we don't need "once in every few years." (The use of "in" there is also not idiomatic.)

D fixes the above problems without introducing any errors. "The occasional X" is a standard idiom: "I don't eat a lot of sweets, but I've been known to eat the occasional cookie." "An occasional" is actually wrong. Outside of this idiom, we wouldn't refer to a person as "occasional" unless we are saying that they occasionally serve in a particular role: "Shanna is an occasional guest on Meet the Press."
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