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In a press conference last year, an ecologist announced that successful conservation depended mainly on whether the public was prepared to make an effort.

A. depended mainly on whether the public was prepared to make an effort
B. depends mainly on whether the public is prepared to make an effort
C. will depend mainly on whether the public is prepared to make an effort
D. mainly depended on if the public was prepared to make an effort
E. depended mainly on whether the public was prepared to make an effort or not
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A. depended mainly on whether the public was prepared to make an effort - Correct
B. depends mainly on whether the public is prepared to make an effort - Incorrect
C. will dependmainly on whether the public is prepared to make an effort - Incorrect
D. mainly depended on if the public was prepared to make an effort - Incorrect
E. depended mainly on whether the public was prepared to make an effort or not - Incorrect

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The official Explanation from ECONOMIST

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In Reported Speech, when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (announced), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past. The original sentence correctly follows this rule with the verbs depended and was.


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