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# An international convention regulating trade in endangered

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11 Jan 2011, 04:19
E - best answer available ..
but i think that subjunctive with verb "were" would be better option .. cause if clause in this sentence express condition that is not true

"could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species were eased"
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11 Jan 2011, 05:33
E it is.

It is the only choice which makes sense logically.
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12 Jan 2011, 02:28
Guess I'm the only one to have this opinion but A, even though wordy, looks best to me. Rest of the answer choices seem like to me
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22 Feb 2011, 10:51
Wow this took some effort, but I got it at last.

The statement essentially has two parts: The one not underlined and the one that is. The underlined portion states that the restrictions prevent the regulation from weakening, which is to say the restrictions are a good thing.

The best fit is E.
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22 Feb 2011, 13:32
E the best

A) s-v issue
b) aren't changes the meaning of the sentence
c) being is a big suspicious here for me
d) can't be.. not the right tense.
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24 Feb 2011, 02:20
IMO E. This is a subtle play using could, couldn't and are, aren't. need to use as much logic as grammar.
BTW the headline for this question makes me think of drunken tigers!!!
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24 Feb 2011, 04:12
between A and E.
I went for A considering it to be hypothetical(subjunctive), although it was bit awkward and had non-antecedent "it" by strict grammar rules.
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24 Feb 2011, 05:54
The flipped construction of the passage would be “Conservation and animal welfare group warn (that) an international convention regulating trade in endangered species, especially bears and tigers, could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species.

Agreed that convoluted expressions in BCD alter the original intent, we are left with A and E.

I do not appreciate why A can’t be the choice. After all, the ‘were it not for’ is an idiomatic, past subjunctive expression, indicating some amount of hypothesis in the logic. I would hesitate to call it awkward. But I would find fault with E because, in present conditional sentences, the main clause will either be in future tense mostly or in present tense, while the conditional subordinate clause will be in present tense. ‘Will be significantly weakened’ should have been the correct expression.

Such passages must provide the Official Explanation also IMO.
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19 Jul 2011, 00:17
A good example of passive construction. E for me.
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12 Jan 2012, 05:13
After a long while, I have seen a question which tests only NEGATIVES and DOUBLE NEGATIVES. Interesting..
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11 Jun 2012, 08:44
good question. i pick E here. the intended meaning of the sentence is just opposite in B. so B is out. the subject of the verb "warn" the conversation and animal welfare groups
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11 Jan 2014, 06:26
i didn't get the meaning of the sentence

can someone explain me the underlined line
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27 Dec 2015, 15:10
Meaning of the original sentence - The international convention could be weakened if something happens.

A,B, C and E are meaning exactly opposite of the original meaning so E is the answer.

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An international convention regulating trade in endangered species, especially bears and tigers, could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

(A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(C) couldn't be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(D) can't be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
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priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
An international convention regulating trade in endangered species, especially bears and tigers, could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

(A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(C) couldn't be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(D) can't be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

option E .x could happen if y happen.c correct me if I am wrong

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silasaaa2 wrote:
(A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems awkward and if conditions seems to be more appropriate
(B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren’t eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems correct and concise
(C) couldn’t be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.if conditions seems to be more appropriate
(D) can’t be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.seems awkward
(E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems to alter meaning

B and E convey exactly opposite meaning. If the convention is to remain strong then there should be restrictions... Therefore E is correct not B

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I chose E after two splits. I knew A was incorrect because 'were' was out of place.

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Hi,

I eliminated choice A as 'were' is used in hypothetical situations. Am I right????
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