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39. Gary’s brother told him that he would attend the graduation ceremony if it would be possible.
a) would attend the graduation ceremony if it would be possible
b) will attend the graduation ceremony if it is possible
c) might be able to attend the graduation ceremony if it could be a possibility
d) should be able to attend the graduation ceremony if it might be a possibility
e) will attend the graduation ceremony if it was possible

I hesitate between A and B.
Can't back up any of these solutions.

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23 Apr 2014, 03:29
A can never be the answer !!
you can never use "would" or "could" in IF clause .
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31 May 2014, 03:55
I do not think this is good question. all 5 choices are not correct possibly

if the main clause is in the past, the other clause normally in the past. we can not use "will" with "told"

some exceptions are that the subordinate clauses is a fact

yesterday, he told me that water boils at 100 C.
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01 Jun 2014, 08:13
Doesn't the word 'it' create an ambiguity here? It could refer to both, the possibility of the brother's attendance or that of the ceremony.
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