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# If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value

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If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.

a. If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
b. If present metal prices are continuing their sharp rise,
c. Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,
d. Continuation of sharply rising metal prices should mean that
e. Metal pricesâ€™ sharp rise continuing should mean that

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09 May 2006, 06:28
B/w A and C, I am going with A.

A says....If A happens, B will happen
C says.. Should A happen, B will happen.

The first structure is preferred

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09 May 2006, 06:28
Picking C.
Narrowed to A and C.
In A, ' sharply rise ' should have been ' rise sharply '.

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09 May 2006, 06:31
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I am changing my ans to C.

In A there is a split infinitive. It should have been continue to rise sharply.

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09 May 2006, 09:46
Professor wrote:
why C and not A?

vivek123 wrote:
If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.

a. If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
c. Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,

Because of the split infinitive in A. Not a major flaw, I admit, but it is the last straw that breaks the ETS back .

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09 May 2006, 11:38
deowl wrote:
Professor wrote:
why C and not A?

vivek123 wrote:
If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.

a. If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
c. Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,

Because of the split infinitive in A. Not a major flaw, I admit, but it is the last straw that breaks the ETS back .

absolutly. seems your verbal is very good. how about math? i havenot seen you in math forum.

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09 May 2006, 18:53
deowl wrote:
Professor wrote:
why C and not A?

vivek123 wrote:
If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.

a. If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
c. Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,

Because of the split infinitive in A. Not a major flaw, I admit, but it is the last straw that breaks the ETS back .

Perfecto!
As Prof said, your verbal posts are very good. Keep it up!

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09 May 2006, 21:36
C should be the answer. All other have awkward construction.

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10 May 2006, 11:10
Yeah, the OA is "C".

Split infinitive , OE is deowl

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10 May 2006, 11:10
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