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India needs to move quickly on a number of fronts

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India needs to move quickly on a number of fronts if it is to take its rightful place on the firmament of global science.

A. if it is to take its rightful place on the firmament of global science.

B. it it has to take its rightful place on the firmament of global science.

C. for it to obtain its rightful place on the firmament of global science.

D. if it is to take its rightful place in the firmament of global science.

E. if it has to take its rightful place in the firmament of global science.

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Originally posted by petrifiedbutstanding on 07 Jul 2013, 08:05.
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This question can be answered using idioms. The first is "if it is to" vs "if it has to" The first sets up a situation in which it says if it is going to happen, the second implies that India must move quickly on if it is required to take is place. Therefore B and E is eliminated. C has for it to obtain, which is idiomatically becuase you don't "move quickly... for ...to". This eliminates C. The only difference between A and D is the difference between " on the firmament" and "in the firmament". Firmament means a vast quantity of space or the sky - so you can't be on the sky, only in the sky which makes D the best answer.
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