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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 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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13 Nov 2005, 07:19
I don't feel very good about coosing D,
But I think it is the correct answer choice.
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13 Nov 2005, 08:03
I think A is the answer.

E can not be, because we need an active verb in the subordinating clause. C and D can be left out to avoid redundancy. "It" clearly refers to ethnicity. Between A and B, A is clearly better.

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14 Nov 2005, 00:41
B for subjunctive.

A would have been better if non-underlined part said:
that predicted that
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14 Nov 2005, 13:54
rahulraao wrote:
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

I think it is A.

I was undecided between A and D, but would prefer A because it avoids redundancy. it refers clearly to ethnicity.

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14 Nov 2005, 17:47
It's just a prediction, and so "would" is ok.

(A) it is.
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14 Nov 2005, 19:04
I was stuck between A and D!
OA is A!!
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