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# developing nations

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13 Apr 2006, 10:35
Developing nations in various parts of the world have amassed \$700 billion in debts; at stake, should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is the solvency of some of the worldâ€™s largest multinational banks.

(A) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is
(B) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, are
(C) should they repudiate a significant number of these debts, are
(D) if there is a repudiation of a significant number of these debts, would be
(E) if a significant number of these debts will be repudiated, is

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13 Apr 2006, 10:41
Requires a singular verb (is). this leaves only A and E. E is awkward and unclear. Therefore A.

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13 Apr 2006, 12:51
^ A ^

(B), (C) --> "are" is wrong

(D) tense disagreement

(E) "will" is wrong

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13 Apr 2006, 15:56
I am going for A

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13 Apr 2006, 16:05
is it singular because "a significant"?

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14 Apr 2006, 21:09
myc2004 wrote:
is it singular because "a significant"?

My choice is A too. It's singular because the subject here is 'solvency of the multinational banks' '.

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15 Apr 2006, 00:29
I will also pick A.
' solvency ' requires a singular verb and also should is more appropriate here.

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15 Apr 2006, 14:25
nothing wrong with A

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16 Apr 2006, 02:35
A too

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16 Apr 2006, 04:49
"solvency" is singular, so we need the verb "is" to best complete the sentence. (A)

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16 Apr 2006, 09:40
Even i'll go for 'A',since that seems to me as best of the worst!!!

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16 Apr 2006, 17:38
OA is A

Last edited by myc2004 on 17 Apr 2006, 14:36, edited 1 time in total.

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17 Apr 2006, 02:38
How can the OA be E ??

We cannot use "will" after if !!

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17 Apr 2006, 09:01
Even I thought E is the correct answer. don't know the exact reason but it sounds right. Inputs please?

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17 Apr 2006, 14:37
OA is A, sorry about the mistake

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17 Apr 2006, 16:27
Late again! A

I need some coffee!!

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17 Apr 2006, 17:59
late but a

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18 Apr 2006, 03:53
Late, but A.

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08 Jul 2007, 19:28
myc2004 wrote:
Developing nations in various parts of the world have amassed \$700 billion in debts; at stake, should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is the solvency of some of the worldâ€™s largest multinational banks.

(A) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is

(B) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, are
subject verb agreement

(C) should they repudiate a significant number of these debts, are

(D) if there is a repudiation of a significant number of these debts, would be
wrong use of subjunctive mood

(E) if a significant number of these debts will be repudiated, is
wrong use of subjunctive mood

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08 Jul 2007, 19:49
myc2004 wrote:
Developing nations in various parts of the world have amassed \$700 billion in debts; at stake, should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is the solvency of some of the worldâ€™s largest multinational banks.

(A) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, is
(B) should a significant number of these debts be repudiated, are
(C) should they repudiate a significant number of these debts, are
(D) if there is a repudiation of a significant number of these debts, would be
(E) if a significant number of these debts will be repudiated, is

A?

So we can rewrite the sentence like:

The solvency is at stake as a significant number of debts should be repudiated.

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