It is currently 12 Dec 2017, 13:59

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Developing nations in various parts of the world have

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 727

Kudos [?]: 879 [0], given: 99

Developing nations in various parts of the world have [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2009, 18:49
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

49% (01:02) correct 51% (01:07) wrong based on 138 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

243. 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

Kudos [?]: 879 [0], given: 99

Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 727

Kudos [?]: 879 [0], given: 99

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Mar 2009, 05:20
How you guys eliminated option B? how did you decide between 'is' and 'are'?

Thanks.

Kudos [?]: 879 [0], given: 99

Manager
Joined: 07 Jul 2007
Posts: 133

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Mar 2009, 19:05
IMO A). "are" is required because of "a number of" - Also two sentences are connected buy ; semicolon and so it needs to be independent but related sentence. It also requires to be independent and so we cannot use "if"

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 07 Jul 2007
Posts: 133

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Mar 2009, 19:07
Sorry I misguided for your "are" vs "is" question, I think it is because of the group as a subject.

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 727

Kudos [?]: 879 [0], given: 99

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Apr 2009, 17:48
OA is A.

Thanks.

Kudos [?]: 879 [0], given: 99

Senior Manager
Joined: 22 Dec 2009
Posts: 356

Kudos [?]: 428 [5], given: 47

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Jan 2010, 02:19
5
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
243. 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

My Explanation:
First take - are Vs is....
Are is wrong as we are talking about the solvency of the multinational banks.... and this is singular...
Consider this... to understand this better.....
at stake [strike], should a significant number of these debts be repudiated,[/strike]is the solvency of some of the world’s largest multinational banks

Hence we have A , D, E left....
Second take - if Vs should
If is wrong here as we need to have 'then' with it... the idiom is If X then Y.. and not If X , Y... or If X, would be Y

Hence A is a clear winner!
_________________

Cheers!
JT...........
If u like my post..... payback in Kudos!!

|For CR refer Powerscore CR Bible|For SC refer Manhattan SC Guide|

~~Better Burn Out... Than Fade Away~~

Kudos [?]: 428 [5], given: 47

Manager
Joined: 26 Nov 2009
Posts: 162

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 5

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2010, 20:33
I still can't understand why is prefered over are here

Posted from my mobile device

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 5

BSchool Forum Moderator
Joined: 01 Oct 2009
Posts: 587

Kudos [?]: 477 [0], given: 412

GMAT 1: 530 Q47 V17
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V36
Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Mar 2010, 09:52
let me try to explain.

at stake, [strike]should a significant number of these debts be repudiated[/strike], is the solvency of some of the world’s largest multinational banks

The SUBJ of the sentence id the solvency. all we need to do is to find out whether its singular or plural

here its surely singular
so ITS A

Kudos [?]: 477 [0], given: 412

Manager
Joined: 26 Dec 2009
Posts: 132

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 10

Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 500 Q45 V16
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Dec 2010, 04:00
Yea. A for me.
at stake, is the solvency of banks. Thanks for the xplanation between if and should

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 10

Manager
Joined: 04 Sep 2010
Posts: 72

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 11

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Apr 2011, 00:37
Though A does not sound good, but it is the best option, IS vs ARE and IF ..then.. incorrect in others

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 11

Intern
Joined: 29 Jul 2011
Posts: 6

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2011, 19:29
somehow, still can't understand, how "should" can be used to indicate a condition?

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 18 Aug 2011
Posts: 59

Kudos [?]: 45 [1], given: 6

Re: 1000 SC -- Developing nations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2011, 00:47
1
KUDOS
jeeteshsingh wrote:
Second take - if Vs should
If is wrong here as we need to have 'then' with it... the idiom is If X then Y.. and not If X , Y... or If X, would be Y

Hence A is a clear winner!

If can also go with will: If I win, you will pay. (1st type conditional)

D mixes 1st and 2nd type (either "is + will" or "were + would")
E combines the if-clause + will, but will needs to be in the main-part of the sentence (not the if part).

Hence, D and E are out, B and C as well because of "are"

==> A

Kudos [?]: 45 [1], given: 6

Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10160

Kudos [?]: 275 [0], given: 0

Re: Developing nations in various parts of the world have [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jan 2017, 10:06
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 275 [0], given: 0

Re: Developing nations in various parts of the world have   [#permalink] 11 Jan 2017, 10:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by