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# Both intellectual property lawyers and research firms are waiting with

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26 Mar 2017, 23:54
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Both intellectual property lawyers and research firms are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover.

A. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover

B. are waiting with the greatest interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations should be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences discovered by them

C. have been waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for the genetic sequences they have discovered

D. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences the corporations discover

E. have been waiting with great interest to see the legal outcome of the debate of whether corporations would be allowed to file patents for the discovery of certain genetic sequences

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27 Mar 2017, 21:21
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iMyself wrote:
Both intellectual property lawyers and research firms are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover.
A. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover
B. are waiting with the greatest interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations should be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences discovered by them
C. have been waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for the genetic sequences they have discovered
D. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences the corporations discover
E. have been waiting with great interest to see the legal outcome of the debate of whether corporations would be allowed to file patents for the discovery of certain genetic sequences

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Question is testing on if vs whether + tense issue + meaning ...

A-- if is wrong in this context
B-- same as B
C--"they have discovered"---but in original sentence we have "they discover" means , it is talking about future discoveries ....."they" is also not clear here...
D-- correct
E--would --wrong
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28 Mar 2017, 02:35
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Both intellectual property lawyers and research firms are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover.
A. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover (Usage of if is wrong)
B. are waiting with the greatest interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations should be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences discovered by them (Same as A)
C. have been waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for the genetic sequences they have discovered (Usage of they is not required)
D. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences the corporations discover (Correct)
E. have been waiting with great interest to see the legal outcome of the debate of whether corporations would be allowed to file patents for the discovery of certain genetic sequences (Usage of would is incorrect)

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28 Mar 2017, 10:34
Both intellectual property lawyers and research firms are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover.
A. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences they discover
B. are waiting with the greatest interest for the legal outcome of the debate on if corporations should be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences discovered by them
C. have been waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for the genetic sequences they have discovered
D. are waiting with great interest for the legal outcome of the debate on whether corporations will be allowed to file patents for certain genetic sequences the corporations discover
E. have been waiting with great interest to see the legal outcome of the debate of whether corporations would be allowed to file patents for the discovery of certain genetic sequences

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19 Oct 2018, 06:16
Can someone please explain the differences in using " are waiting" and " have been waiting"?
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19 Oct 2018, 07:47
Can someone tell me why the usage of would is wrong in the 'E' Choice?
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28 Dec 2018, 06:43
jrk23 wrote:
Can someone tell me why the usage of would is wrong in the 'E' Choice?

GMATNinja,

I too have same question. Why usage of "WOULD" is wrong in E option.
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28 Dec 2018, 06:44
sahanas wrote:
Can someone please explain the differences in using " are waiting" and " have been waiting"?

In order to use "have been waiting" specific time should be mentioned. For example, Since 1900 corporations have been waiting .....
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