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# Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950s and early

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Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950s and early [#permalink]

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Contrary to the scholarly wisdom of the 1950â€™s and early 1960â€™s that predicted the processes of modernization and rationalization would gradually undermine it, ethnicity is a worldwide phenomenon of increasing importance.
(B) to be a gradual undermining of it
(C) would be a gradual undermining of ethnicity

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26 Apr 2005, 12:56
E it is

would is wrong, so A and C are out.
D is little verbose.
Needs an adverb for undermining, so b is out
So, left with E.

What is OA?

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26 Apr 2005, 14:09
Prediction requires a 'would' or 'will' - so between A & C. I will go with A - I guess the 'it' refers to ethinicity.

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26 Apr 2005, 14:50
A)...i think as well that "would" is required after "require". the sentence expresses a condition contrary to fact. the subjunktive mood is used here.
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26 Apr 2005, 18:47
It is (A).

1. X predicted that Y would.... is correct.
2. it here refers to "ethnicity"

I remember this question. Paul had described this question very well. I would suggest all of us to visit atleast once to that thread. I will post the link once I find it.

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26 Apr 2005, 20:33
Folaa3 wrote:
but "it" has no clear referent in A, B and E.

Go through Paul's explaination in the link. U will find ur answer and I guaranttee U will really like the whole disculssion.

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28 Apr 2005, 07:36
OA is "A"

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