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In addition to the great benefits mankind has enjoyed since the discovery of certain technologies, many atrocities would have been prevented had the scientists who made the discoveries had the wisdom to discard such power.

A. had the scientists who made the discoveries had
B. if the scientists who made the discoveries have had
C. if the scientists who made the discoveries had
D. had the scientists who made the discoveries have
E. had the scientists who made the discoveries showed

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A. had the scientists who made the discoveries had---- correct; the main clause (in the non-underlined part) is in the future past perfect (would have been prevented). To fall in line, the conditional should be in past perfect. - had (past perfect) the scientists had ( meaning possessed) the wisdom

B. if the scientists who made the discoveries have had --- present perfect--'have had' is ungrammatical
C. if the scientists who made the discoveries had --- simple past ‘had’ does not go with the future past perfect of the main clause
D. had the scientists who made the discoveries have --- present tense ‘have’ is ungrammatical
E. had the scientists who made the discoveries showed – the simple past'showed' is not a replaceable version of the past perfect –‘shown’. This choice is guilty of wrong diction

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In addition to the great benefits mankind has enjoyed since the discovery of certain technologies, many atrocities would have been prevented had the scientists who made the discoveries had the wisdom to discard such power.

A. had the scientists who made the discoveries had
B. if the scientists who made the discoveries have had
C. if the scientists who made the discoveries had
D. had the scientists who made the discoveries have
E. had the scientists who made the discoveries showed


This sentence checks us on Conditional tense
here the non underlined part is conditional 3 " would have been (future past perfect) so if part must be in past perfect and only option A has a vern in past perfect tence
hence A is the answer
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need past perfect of "have", so A
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I am confused with the conditional construction using had instead of if, could anyone explain this answer? Thanks!
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Hi Mimster,
let me share my 2 cents,
"had the scientists who made the discoveries had" is the shortened version of "if the scientists who made the discoveries had had"

for your ref : http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar/conditio ... ces09.html
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E changes the original meaning => A is left
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New post 11 Sep 2018, 08:55
If scientists had had the power = had the scientists had the power
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New post 11 Sep 2018, 10:59
Can anyone explain why C is not correct? Little confused here.
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New post 11 Sep 2018, 17:34
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Can anyone explain why C is not correct? Little confused here.


They did not have the wisdom
So if they had had the wisdom ..blah blah bla
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