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# Art museums do not usually think of their collections as

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22 May 2013, 08:19
prasnna wrote:
rajeshaaidu wrote:
+1 for C. If I were rich, I would have gone on world tour.

What's wrong with other sentences? a brief would help!

Hi
I ll be happy, fi my post helps!!!

Consider the sentence,
If I were/ was the president of United states, I would have....

Now answer was or were , which is correct. I am sure u will agree with the fact that "were" is the correct form.
A hypothetical case is identified by a "would"..hence we must use "were" with it.

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22 May 2013, 22:55
What is the source of this question?

I got it wrong b/c i'm so used to interest income being used in the past tense because of work... nobody says "would be generating interest income" in the real world, but rather "would generate interest" or "would generate income" ... then, when you're analyzing taxes, it's "would have generated interest income" or "would have been generating interest income" since all taxes are retroactively looking at something you've already done (IE past tense or past subjunctive).

I really wanted to see a "would have been ... had been" answer choice.
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23 May 2013, 01:43
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prasnna wrote:
rajeshaaidu wrote:
+1 for C. If I were rich, I would have gone on world tour.

What's wrong with other sentences? a brief would help!

Type 1. Conditional type - real at present
If subject+ verb - simple present, subject will/shall verb-infinitive
If I have money, I will build dreams (maybe it is true)

Type 2: Conditional type - unreal at present
If subject+ verb - past tense and "were" for all subjects, subject would do something
If I had money, I would build dreams (at this moment, I do not have money)

Type 3: Conditional type - unreal in the past
If subject+ verb ( past perfect tense), subject would have + PII
I had had money two years ago, I would have built dreams (in the past, I did not have money)

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06 Jun 2013, 18:28
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Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.

(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been

Hypothetical subjunctive is required in cases where we talk about unusual or surreal situations which are not likely to be true. In such cases past participle of the verb form is used. The only exception is the verb 'to be' in which were is used. Remember the sentence : ''If i were a rich man''. Hence C.
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07 Jun 2013, 04:36
Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.

(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been

Only C gives us the hypothetical form, hence has to be C
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12 May 2014, 00:02
How can the 'a portion' will become plural...Does it act as 'A number of student'?....cause portion is non-materialistic...
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16 Jun 2015, 07:43
If - then clause rule

if I eat, then i will grow

if I ate, I would have grown

If i had eaten, I would have been growing.

If i were a millionaire, I would not have to work.

Last one is Subjunctive. You have to use plural Verb in subjunctive mood.

consider the interest income
that would be generated
if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form

Clearly A,B and E are out on the base of if clause rule.

Out of C and D.
so U have to check whether is SUBJUNCTIVE OR NOT.

if a portion of the capital were invested in another form, the interest income would be generated.

Bare form of the verb, "be" --> indicates SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD.

if a portion of the capital was invested in another form, the interest income would have been generated.

So Correct option is 'C'.
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16 Jun 2015, 09:58
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.
(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been

" Art museums do not usually think ...........if ..........." -----> Contrary to current scenario ------->Subjunctive mood

Hence will go with (C)
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17 Jun 2015, 00:04
I would go with Option E primarily because the series of incidents are clear. (Although I dont like this option)

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Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.
(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been

is/are fraction singular/plural...??

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09 Mar 2017, 07:26
kt00381n wrote:
Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.

pretty straightforward question...testing the usage of second conditional.
correct form of the conditional:
If + were, then would + infinitive.

we have would be here..therefore in the if part, we need "were"
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
perfect!
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30 Jun 2017, 05:44
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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