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# Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane

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Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.

A. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

B. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

C. growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

D. fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

E. fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would
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05 Jan 2005, 08:32
I picked (B)
prefer...to (not compare...)
would for unsure conclusion in the future.
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05 Jan 2005, 10:14
Why can't it be A? If someone is convinced, doesn't that mean certainity, thus 'will' instead of 'would'?

Also, in this case shouldn't the word 'convinced' be followed by 'that' to make 'convinced that'
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05 Jan 2005, 10:33
I think its (B) and not (A) because 'will' is a certain event, while 'would' is a strong possibility. someone is convinced does not mean the event can be predicted.
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05 Jan 2005, 10:37
apandey wrote:
I think its (B) and not (A) because 'will' is a certain event, while 'would' is a strong possibility. someone is convinced does not mean the event can be predicted.

Thanks apandey.

I am convinced she will come tonight
I am convinced that she will come tonight?

Which is correct?
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09 Jan 2005, 07:56
Sorry for late

The OA is A.

Thank you
09 Jan 2005, 07:56
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