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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 [#permalink]

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28 Jul 2009, 18:57
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1. 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 prices' sharp rise continuing should mean that

What's the difference between "If something happens vs. should something happen?"
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value [#permalink]

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28 Jul 2009, 19:14
I would go with A. There is nothing wrong with A.

And regarding your question, I have never seen a sentence beginning with "Should something happen" in the GMAT world. For hypothetical situations I have always seen "if".

Whats the OA?
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Re: If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value [#permalink]

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28 Jul 2009, 22:05
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The problem with A is called "Split Infinitive"

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sdrandom1 wrote:
I would go with A. There is nothing wrong with A.

And regarding your question, I have never seen a sentence beginning with "Should something happen" in the GMAT world. For hypothetical situations I have always seen "if".

Whats the OA?

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Re: If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2009, 17:14
If we change "A" to " if present metal prices continue to rise sharply" then will this be correct or still the use of "Should" can be justified?
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Re: If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2009, 19:26
sandipchowdhury wrote:

The problem with A is called "Split Infinitive"

You may
sdrandom1 wrote:
I would go with A. There is nothing wrong with A.

And regarding your question, I have never seen a sentence beginning with "Should something happen" in the GMAT world. For hypothetical situations I have always seen "if".

Whats the OA?

Agree with C.
Split infinitive should be avoided.
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Re: If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2009, 23:43
sudeep wrote:
sandipchowdhury wrote:

The problem with A is called "Split Infinitive"

You may
sdrandom1 wrote:
I would go with A. There is nothing wrong with A.

And regarding your question, I have never seen a sentence beginning with "Should something happen" in the GMAT world. For hypothetical situations I have always seen "if".

Whats the OA?

Agree with C.
Split infinitive should be avoided.

I too would go for C, A has the problem of split infinitive.
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