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# Developing nations in various parts of the world have

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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 world’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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02 Jul 2008, 17:56
IMO E

Should = Ought to . Here its more a hypothetical situation, hence should will not fit. Thus A,B and C can be eliminated.
Would is used to denote Future of the past, hence D can be eliminated. Hence the one that remains is E.
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28 Jul 2008, 09:34
goalsnr 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 world’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

is..solvency (are incorrect)

Between A and E.

I chose E in the first attempt.

Second choice A is correct.
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28 Jul 2008, 09:55
nmohindru wrote:
goalsnr 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 world’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

IMO A)

OK whats wrong with D and E

I know this SC is testing for conditionals:
-if X happens, Y will happen
-Y occurs if X occurs.

My problem is I dont how its applied in A and why its wrong in D and E.
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28 Jul 2008, 10:27
goalsnr wrote:
nmohindru wrote:
goalsnr 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 world’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

IMO A)

OK whats wrong with D and E

I know this SC is testing for conditionals:
-if X happens, Y will happen
-Y occurs if X occurs.

My problem is I dont how its applied in A and why its wrong in D and E.

D seems unnecessarily wordy to me and E) has "will be"
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29 Jul 2008, 06:59
D seems unnecessarily wordy to me and E) has "will be"[
I think the " would be" in D is incorrect.
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29 Jul 2008, 07:03
goalsnr 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 world’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

OA is A.

stake - singular, are - plural
=>B,C are OUT

In D: "would be " is incorrect. It violates the format -if X occurs, Y will occur
In E: "will be" is incorrect. It violates the format -if X occurs, Y will occur

A wins.

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