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If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

A. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

B. Were the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

C. Was the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

D. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

E. Should the salary cap of the National Basketball Association be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.
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25 Apr 2007, 05:49
soxy_topacio wrote:
If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

A. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more. Redundency, so eliminate it
B. Were the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars. Best Choice
C. Was the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more. Redundency, so eliminate it
D. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars. was should be replaced by were. So eliminate

E. Should the salary cap of the National Basketball Association be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

Redundency, so eliminate it

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27 Apr 2007, 12:26
Shouldn't D be the answer as "salary cap" is singular .That's why use of 'was' is appropriate.
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27 Apr 2007, 14:24
If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

A. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

B. Were the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

C. Was the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

D. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

E. Should the salary cap of the National Basketball Association be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

confused between B and D. Could someone explain which one is right and why?
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28 Apr 2007, 04:03
leeye84 wrote:
Save question here: isn't Salary Cap singular?

Hi,this is the use of subjunctive form which is used in case of uncertain and hypothetical events.

Consider the statements below:
If I was rich,I would buy a mercedes and
If I were rich,I would buy a mercedes.

The correct one is second because the if clause in this case states a hypothetical event(which actually is not true).
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28 Apr 2007, 07:04
it's clear B

All othe other answer choices have mistakes in the use of the subjunctive mood.
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28 Apr 2007, 07:17
vineetgupta wrote:
leeye84 wrote:
Save question here: isn't Salary Cap singular?

Hi,this is the use of subjunctive form which is used in case of uncertain and hypothetical events.

Consider the statements below:
If I was rich,I would buy a mercedes and
If I were rich,I would buy a mercedes.

The correct one is second because the if clause in this case states a hypothetical event(which actually is not true).

Very nice! Now I remember the rule from MGMAT's SC book.
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29 Apr 2007, 05:34
soxy_topacio wrote:
If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

A. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

B. Were the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

C. Was the salary cap of the National Basketball Association to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

D. If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

E. Should the salary cap of the National Basketball Association be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

SC tests subjunctive mode.

"were" is necessary.->B
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