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As if the doubly reinforced window was not enough, the jail also uses

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As if the doubly reinforced window was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance and a barbed wire fence around the perimeter to ensure that the dangerous prisoner can never escape.


(A) the doubly reinforced window was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(B) the window having been doubly reinforced was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(C) the doubly reinforced window is not enough, the jail also uses surveillance of the panoptical variety,

(D) the doubly reinforced window were not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(E) the doubly reinforced window is not to be enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance



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(A) the doubly reinforced window was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(B) the window having been doubly reinforced was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(C) the doubly reinforced window is not enough, the jail also uses surveillance of the panoptical variety,

(D) the doubly reinforced window were not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance --> Correct, since it is a hypothetical situation, subjunctive mood "were" is required

(E) the doubly reinforced window is not to be enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

Hence, D.
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As if the doubly reinforced window was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance and a barbed wire fence around the perimeter to ensure that the dangerous prisoner can never escape.


(A) the doubly reinforced window was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(B) the window having been doubly reinforced was not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(C) the doubly reinforced window is not enough, the jail also uses surveillance of the panoptical variety,

(D) the doubly reinforced window were not enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

(E) the doubly reinforced window is not to be enough, the jail also uses panoptical surveillance

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HI GMATNinja , mikemcgarry , DmitryFarber , MagooshExpert (Carolyn), GMATGuruNY

I was b/w A & D. Was unable to decide b/w Was & Were can you pls help me out?
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HI GMATNinja , mikemcgarry , DmitryFarber , MagooshExpert (Carolyn), GMATGuruNY

I was b/w A & D. Was unable to decide b/w Was & Were can you pls help me out?

Hi NandishSS,

Here we have a statement that indicates a hypothetical situation -- "as if ...". This triggers the subjunctive mood. The subjunctive mood uses the plural past tense form of the verb. So here, we want to use "were". Check out that link for further details :)

I hope that helps! :)
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