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If the empire is the backdrop of Britain's foreign entanglements

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If the empire is the backdrop of Britain's foreign entanglements, they are also implicated in the country's exposure to another great debacle, the financial crash.

A. they are also
B. it would also be
C. it is also
D. they will also be
E. it would also have been

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Can someone explain why option B is wrong. Thank you
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If the empire is the backdrop of Britain's foreign entanglements, they are also implicated in the country's exposure to another great debacle, the financial crash.
From question--subject -empire,v-is

A. they are also--->They is wrong since subject is singular
B. it would also be---> present tense is used in 'if' ,so { if (present),(present) or (future)} format
C. it is also-->correct
D. they will also be---->same as A
E. it would also have been --->same as B
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Can someone explain why option B is wrong. Thank you


We use "would" in then clause only if the sentence is talking about something in the past.

For "if-then" constructions with "if" clause in present, we need to have "then" clause with "will" or "may" that denotes habit/fact, certainty or possibility.
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