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

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Updated on: 02 Jul 2009, 04:03
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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

Originally posted by I3igDmsu on 30 Jun 2009, 04:37.
Last edited by I3igDmsu on 02 Jul 2009, 04:03, edited 1 time in total.
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02 Oct 2009, 07:44
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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

First of all,a prediction is being made so "would" is out.
A,C eliminate.
Between B,D ,E..can somebody gve proper expalnation??

Among B, D and E: D and E are definitely out for not being complete and illogical:

(D) She has not and probably will never be allowed to drive

In precise term D would be as under: She has not (allowed) and (she) probably will never be allowed to drive. Here "she" refers to Jordan. D means Jordan has not allowed somebody (x) to drive but thats not true. In fact, Jordan is not allowed by somebody to drive her father's car. As given, D change the meaning of the sentences.

The same logic/reason is applied to E too.

(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive
Similarly E would be: She has not (allowed) and (she) probably never will be allowed to drive.

Lets see why B is correct:

(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive.
Or, She has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive.

B is clear, complete and precise in meaning by clearly stating that who is not allowed to drive. However B is not the ideal one as it could be written in most succinct way: "She has not been and probably never will be allowed to drive".

Anyway, B is best among the fives.
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30 Jun 2009, 05:03
B sounds awkward.
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30 Jun 2009, 06:20
I agree. This is from the Brutal SC questions. Has anyone had problems with wrong answers in these questions?
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30 Jun 2009, 07:03
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I3igDmsu wrote:
I agree. This is from the Brutal SC questions. Has anyone had problems with wrong answers in these questions?

B is rightly the answer though may sound awkward

would is used when the sentence is in past tense and we are talking about future.
Hence would is wrong in A.
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30 Jun 2009, 07:18
D seems ok with me...(B) is too wordy..
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23 Jul 2009, 01:36
I3igDmsu wrote:
18. 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

OA=B

WOULD wont be used here becoz she is third person and 'would' is always used in first person.
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23 Jul 2009, 04:48
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IMO B

"Would" indicates uncertainty, and "probably" also indicates uncertainty. So "would" is redundant here. So A and D are out.

Also, option C, D and E has incorrect and awkward structures "has not....allowed to drive". The correct structure should be "has not been... allowed" or "is not...allowed" etc
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17 Aug 2009, 10:18
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I3igDmsu wrote:
18. 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
probably and would never go together.
Rules out A, C
Tense error in A,
has not ...in CDE, become.. has not allowed.. run on sentence. Out.
Only option is B
OA=B

pls explain with more clarity ...why C D E are wrong.....IMO E....
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18 Aug 2009, 12:22
This question is from the document BRUTAL_SC. This question is discussed so many times, the OA is B, however it is highly debatable...
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18 Aug 2009, 14:49
I3igDmsu wrote:
18. 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

hmm.. I came down to A and C ... and thought 'probably' and 'will' don't go together.

My choice is C ...
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18 Aug 2009, 22:37
MohitRulz wrote:
I3igDmsu wrote:
18. 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

OA=B

WOULD wont be used here becoz she is third person and 'would' is always used in first person.

i didn't understand why would is wrong here...
i came down to choose between A and B and i believe A is right as B is wordy....

can u explain would/will usage
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01 Oct 2009, 21:17
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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

First of all,a prediction is being made so "would" is out.
A,C eliminate.
Between B,D ,E..can somebody gve proper expalnation??
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11 Jun 2010, 22:38
There seems to be no correct answer to this question.

A) has redundant usage of would/probably and incorrect placement of 'never'
B) has incorrect placement of 'never' and is wordy and repetitive
D) gramatically incorrect and not parallel

SO ideally this has no correct answers....hope such a question never appears.
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12 Jun 2010, 00:50
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Wrong: London always has and always will be the capital of the United Kingdom.

Correct: London always has been and always will be the capital of the United Kingdom.

No doubt B is the answer,
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20 Jun 2010, 12:38
agree with nusmavrik.

B without doubt.
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12 Jul 2010, 10:50
Very good question. B is the answer .. i chose D but i ignored some facts.. B is the right one.
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12 Jul 2010, 16:00
but agree with D
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12 Jul 2010, 19:55
Tough one...B is correct even though it sounds weird.
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30 Jul 2010, 02:44
bigoyal wrote:
IMO B

"Would" indicates uncertainty, and "probably" also indicates uncertainty. So "would" is redundant here. So A and D are out.

Also, option C, D and E has incorrect and awkward structures "has not....allowed to drive". The correct structure should be "has not been... allowed" or "is not...allowed" etc

I went went with A .......but this seems to be a plausible explanaion
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