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If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.


A. If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.

B. Were the ice of Greenland and Antarctica to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet.

C. Was the ice of Greenland and Antarctica to melt, the sea level woudl rise at least 100 feet or more.

D. If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica was melting, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet.

E. Should the ice of Greenland and Antarctica melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.

Originally posted by KristinHR on 06 Apr 2005, 15:44.
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New post 06 Apr 2005, 17:58
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I will go with 'B'
'A' 'at least 100 feet or more' seems to be redundant - at least 100 feet will suffice.
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New post 06 Apr 2005, 19:00
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I will go with 'B'
'A' 'at least 100 feet or more' seems to be redundant - at least 100 feet will suffice.

You're right, I missed out the 'more', the use of which is redundant.

B is correct, as the opening phrase constitues a 'if' clause well (subjunctive - i.e. tsting a condition that is contrary to the truth)
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Absolutely!!!

Choice Bis the best......Or more id redundant
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OA is B.

This is a tough one- starting the sentence with Were the ice... just does not sound correct and threw me off.
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New post 07 Apr 2005, 09:13
KristinHR wrote:
OA is B.

This is a tough one- starting the sentence with Were the ice... just does not sound correct and threw me off.


As far as I know, it is usual in GMAT to structure a hypothetical period this way, so get used :-D
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New post 07 Apr 2005, 09:21
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OA is B.

This is a tough one- starting the sentence with Were the ice... just does not sound correct and threw me off.


I believe this is a conditional sentence with a hidden if clause and a hidden then clause. The if clause is given by the 'were' and since it's in the past tense, the then clause would have to be would/could + base verb
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If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.
A. ....

B. Were the ice of Greenland and Antarctica to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet.

C. Was the ice of Greenland and Antarctica to melt, the sea level woudl rise at least 100 feet or more.

D. If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica was melting, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet.

E. Should the ice of Greenland and Antarctica melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.
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If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.

A. If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more
B. Were the ice of Greenland and Antarctica to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet.
C. Was the ice of Greenland and Antarctica to melt, the sea level woudl rise at least 100 feet or more.
D. If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica was melting, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet.
E. Should the ice of Greenland and Antarctica melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.


This is a case of hypothetical/conditional subjunctive. That means "if something were to happen, other thing would happen"
So I need "were"
So I have A and B.

A is wrong because at least 100 feet or more is quite redundant.

B it is.

Hope this helps.
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If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more. A. If the ice of Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, the sea level would rise at least 100 feet or more.
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Can someone tell me if the last option did not have the redundant part, would that be a better construction than the official answer since as per my learning, "Should" is also correct.
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HI Experts can you please explain why B is correct, though I get the atleast 100 or more concept but what I am not able to get my head around this SUBJUNCTIVE usage on GMAT questions. I am getting most of such answers wrong.

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New post 11 Aug 2019, 06:59
At least 100 feet or more - redundant. Rules out A, C, and E
Were... would - correct structure. Rules out D.

Hence, B is correct.
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