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# Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon

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05 Sep 2007, 17:12
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Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

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05 Sep 2007, 19:51
IrinaOK wrote:
Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

I would vote for B . I think usage of 'would' is wrong here.
D and E looks ambiguous.
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05 Sep 2007, 20:24
Oooh a tough one. I'll take a crack at it. Since they are talking about her driving in the future, I believe it should be "never will be allowed". Since, C, D and E are wrong, I'll vote for B.
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05 Sep 2007, 23:00
Fistail wrote:
IrinaOK wrote:
Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

I see nothing worng with A. tense and llism.

yah, got it. its B. i did not notice "would", which is wrong, in A.
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06 Sep 2007, 06:26
What's wrong with E? It avoids the rather clumsy repetition of "allowed to drive".
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07 Sep 2007, 13:45
I go for B,although I do not like "wrecked" in the first part of the sentence.
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07 Sep 2007, 14:09
not sure. i will still go with A. i feel like sticking with would due to the speculative tone.
B is not a good construction. Not sure if GMAT approves of constructions such as X has not been allowed to drive and probably will/would never be allowed to drive.

i think this construction is a bit awkward.
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09 Sep 2007, 11:18
OA is B...

here is my view:

C D and E are wrong because

we need "has not been" present perfect continues...
in all the 3 option if you remove "and probably will never " we get the problem

"she has not be allowed to drive"... wrong..

Now in A and B...

A: " would be allowed to drive" past tense representation of a thing happening in the future and "has not been allowed to drive" is present perfect continues... Wrong...

this error is not there for B...
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17 Sep 2007, 13:46
IrinaOK wrote:
Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

If E was "has not been" would it be correct and more concise than B
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17 Sep 2007, 13:52
IrinaOK wrote:
Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

I say B.

A: incorrect usage of would.
C: has not what? needs to be ||. incorrect usage of would
D: has not what? needs to be ||
E: needs "been"
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27 Nov 2008, 19:05
Guys we need a continuous tense here. She wrecked the car last year and till this day she has not been allowed to drive.

Leaves out A & B.

How can B be correct if B changes the meaning by using will? will makes it a certainty.

Not only that, allowed to drive is clearly redundant (two times)

Those who think its B, can you please offer more explanation on why A is wrong?
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28 Nov 2008, 16:38
icandy - this was in my gmatprep, and the answer was indeed B . no OE though.

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