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# Art museums do not usually think of their collections as

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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

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06 May 2009, 19:07
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C.
Subjunctive mood is required here.
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06 May 2009, 19:14
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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

agree with C.

Subjuctive mood required.

If I were President, I would have stopped the War.

If Capital were invested in another firm, interest incoulde would be generated.
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06 May 2009, 19:19
I thought that portion of the capital is singular and thats why i picked D (portion of the capital was). Is it plural?
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06 May 2009, 19:27
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kt00381n wrote:
I thought that capital is singular and thats why i picked D. Is it plural?

Capital is singluar, but for subjunctive mood we use "were" instead of "was"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subjunctive
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07 May 2009, 13:48
C, GMAT seems to love subjunctive
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08 May 2009, 17:57
Can someone please explain what's wrong with A?
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09 May 2009, 09:55
C is correct since it is in subjuntive mood....
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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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10 Jul 2009, 22:17
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I go with C.

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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 >> would not needed twice
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been >> same as A
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were >>expresses a wish, use subjunctive "were"
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was >> past tense was is wrong
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been >> had been is a problem

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

u mean to say , 'was' isn't a correct subjunctive..??
is d correct subjunctive form for 'be' is 'were'..?
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11 Jul 2009, 00:38
"if" + "were" is the subjunctive form, was is simple past tense
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14 May 2010, 10:23
The use of "if" here requires the subjunctive mood; hence, the correct response
is: if a portion of the capital "where" ...
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14 May 2010, 12:43
got it wrong as fell for (D)....

totally agree with (C)....

If portion of capital were invested, interest income would be generated.
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14 May 2010, 20:30
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Ans : C

would/could with if is wrong and for subjunctive mood we need were.
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16 May 2010, 02:19
Subjuctive mood required., hence "were" is appropriate instead of "was"
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18 May 2011, 20:47
+1 for C. If I were rich, I would have gone on world tour.
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21 May 2011, 12:42
c
Answer should be in Subjunctive mood.
Unfortunately I spent too long trying to ensure the sentence was parallel.
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21 May 2011, 16:56
x2suresh wrote:
kt00381n wrote:
I thought that capital is singular and thats why i picked D. Is it plural?

Capital is singluar, but for subjunctive mood we use "were" instead of "was"

Thank you, I didn't know this rule.
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21 May 2011, 22:22
my bad. missed the subjunctive mood and went with D. picking subjunctive is never easy for me.
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22 May 2013, 06:09
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!

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