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Coffee prices rose sharply Monday, posting their biggest one-day gain in almost three years, after a weekend cold snap in Brazil raised concern that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies already tight.

A. that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies
B. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time such as when supplies are
C. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time when supplies are
D. of the world’s largest crop possibly being damaged at a time with supplies
E. of possibly damaging the world’s largest crop at a time that supplies were

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A. that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies - Incorrect
B. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time such as when supplies are - Incorrect
C. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time when supplies are - Correct
D. of the world’s largest crop possibly being damaged at a time with supplies - Incorrect
E. of possibly damaging the world’s largest crop at a time that supplies were - Incorrect

Answer: C
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At a time when is the correct phrase. C is th right answer.

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C for me,

At a time when is correct but not when at a time.
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When is used with time, so eliminate A, D & E.
such as is used to give examples, so eliminate B.

C is the answer.
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The two main aspects that are tested here are 1. Concision 2. The phrase "when at a time with supplies"
A. Ignore for the time being in search of a better option
B. "at a time such as" is incorrect usage because the phrase such as is unnecessary when talking about time
C. Looks grammatically correct with a concise start and the right usage of "at a time when supplies are"
D. The problem here again is the phrase "at a time with supplies already tight"... The correct preposition to be used with time is when
E. "Of possibly damaging" is a very vague sentence.. who is damaging the crop here? It is not properly structured
So, the correct answer is C

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Coffee prices rose sharply Monday, posting their biggest one-day gain in almost three years, after a weekend cold snap in Brazil raised concern that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies already tight.

A. that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies
B. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time such as when supplies are
C. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time when supplies are
D. of the world’s largest crop possibly being damaged at a time with supplies
E. of possibly damaging the world’s largest crop at a time that supplies were


very hard problem.
in b, " a time such as when..." is grammatical because "when clause" can work as noun in addition to adverb or adjective. but this meaning is different from that in c. compare
he can be happy at any time such as when his wife come or when his wife leave. this is meaning is B. this meaning is not logic in B. " crop could be damaged at any time" is not logic
meaning in C is logic. "crop can be damage when supplies are tight.
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Answer is C in my opinion. When should be used to modify time entity.
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Should 'C' not say - "...when supplies were"?

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Should 'C' not say - "...when supplies were"?

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Hi naval2272 ,

No, it says crop could be damaged. When? When the supplies are ...

So, it is talking about something that could happen in the present or future.

Hence, 'are' is used correctly here.

Consider this example:

My gym trainer raised concern yesterday that I could get hurt if I do 1000 squats in one day. :P

Here, although he raised concern yesterday, the hurting could happen anytime in present or future.

I hope that makes sense. :)
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Coffee prices rose sharply Monday, posting their biggest one-day gain in almost three years, after a weekend cold snap in Brazil raised concern that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies already tight.

A. that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies
B. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time such as when supplies are
C. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time when supplies are
D. of the world’s largest crop possibly being damaged at a time with supplies
E. of possibly damaging the world’s largest crop at a time that supplies were

My question is : In option D, is the use of 'being' correct? Don't we use 'being' to express continuation. Can that be a possible reason to eliminate D

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Coffee prices rose sharply Monday, posting their biggest one-day gain in almost three years, after a weekend cold snap in Brazil raised concern that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies already tight.

A. that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies
B. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time such as when supplies are
C. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time when supplies are
D. of the world’s largest crop possibly being damaged at a time with supplies
E. of possibly damaging the world’s largest crop at a time that supplies were

My question is : In option D, is the use of 'being' correct? Don't we use 'being' to express continuation. Can that be a possible reason to eliminate D

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Coffee prices rose sharply Monday after a weekend cold snap in Brazil raised concern that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time when supplies are we need a that in the sentence. In option A- the sentence is awkward..
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The GMAT book also suggests that “the preposition ‘of’ after ‘concern’ is an incorrect construction”
I think that ‘concern about’ could be alternative for ‘concern that’.
Note: ‘concern of’ is expressing possessive case and not always incorrect!
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Coffee prices rose sharply Monday, posting their biggest one-day gain in almost three years, after a weekend cold snap in Brazil raised concern that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies already tight.

A. that there could be damage to the world’s largest crop when at a time with supplies - modifier (with supplies) seems to suggest that the concern surfaced at a particular kind of time – a time that was with limited supplies.
B. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time such as when supplies are - Use of the idiom such as is incorrect because such as is used to present examples and from the context of the sentence it is clear that the sentence merely intends to explain a situation and does not intend to present any example.
C. that the world’s largest crop could be damaged at a time when supplies are - Correct
D. of the world’s largest crop possibly being damaged at a time with supplies - Use of expression concern of the world’s largest crop is erroneous because this expression means that the concern belongs to the world’s largest crop.
E. of possibly damaging the world’s largest crop at a time that supplies were - Use of relative pronoun modifier that to refer to time is incorrect ; we need that after concern

Answer C
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Hi all..I'm still not following why the verb after "that supplies" should be "are" instead of "were". I thought the usage of "could" here indicated that this was a second conditional and thus needed the past tense form. Can someone explain?
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