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It has often been assumed that if governments limit fishing, the numbers of fish will increase, but in the case of fish such as salmon such a recovery can come about much more readily if governments were to order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow required by spawning fish.

(A) can come about much more readily if governments were to order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow required by spawning fish.

(B) would come about much more readily if governments order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow that spawning fish requires.

(C) came about much more readily if governments would order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow required by spawning fish.

(D) might come about much more readily if governments were to order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow required by spawning fish.

(E) would have come about much more readily if governments ordered the removal of the dams that limit the water flow that fish need in order to spawn.


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I rejected E as the structure is wrong of if same is the case with C
Now in B can we use would with present tense I think no
Left with A and C
I rejected can as it is in present tense can I reject it on that ground or as mentioned by sayantanc2k it ability not possibility
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My first reaction is that this question may not be an official GMAT Prep question. Lately, there are plenty of questions that are doing the rounds in the garb of GMATPREP questions.
However, let's first consider the grammar especially ''the Second Conditionals'


(A) can come about much more readily if governments were to order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow required by spawning fish.--- This is purely a case of the second conditional wherein if a past tense is used in the if clause, then either a would or could or might should be used in the main clause. 'Can come about' is grammatically wrong.

(B) would come about much more readily if governments order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow that spawning fish requires.-- When the 'if' clause uses the present tense, the main clause cannot use would

(C) came about much more re
adily if governments would order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow required by spawning fish. -- We never use 'would' in an 'if' clause.

(D) might come about much more readily if governments were to order the removal of the dams that limit the water-flow required by spawning fish.-- correct use second conditional

(E) would have come about much more readily if governments ordered the removal of the dams that limit the water flow that fish need in order to spawn.-- if the if clause contains a simple past, we cannot use 'would have' in the main clause.

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Hi GMATNinja GMATNinjaTwo VeritasKarishma,

I was wondering could you one of you please explain the underlying difference between option A and D. The tag for this question is given as a GMATPrep; however, upon doing a simple google search, I found no search results for this question except for the GMATClub. mikemcgarry mentioned this is not a good question; however, the tag for this question is listed as an official one. I am not completely sure if this question is indeed an official question but if one of you could please share your thoughts between option A and D, I would greatly appreciate it!
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The answer is D. It is the only one that follows the correct form of ,if (past tense)…then (past) condition.
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Can you please brief how A is correct ?
As mikemcgarry mentioned it is not official question but I didn't understand how A is correct ?
Since if I were then I would..
We need could instead of can
how can is correct ?
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Can you please brief how A is correct ?
The OA mentioned below the question is D. Just check whether that was the option that you went for.
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New post 15 Apr 2019, 20:57
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teaserbae wrote:
Can you please brief how A is correct ?
The OA mentioned below the question is D. Just check whether that was the option that you went for.


I went for D
I rejected A because can is not correct it should have been could
Is my reasoning correct ?
the other poster before mentioned can is correct too so I got confused
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Hi GMATNinja GMATNinjaTwo VeritasKarishma,

I was wondering could you one of you please explain the underlying difference between option A and D. The tag for this question is given as a GMATPrep; however, upon doing a simple google search, I found no search results for this question except for the GMATClub. mikemcgarry mentioned this is not a good question; however, the tag for this question is listed as an official one. I am not completely sure if this question is indeed an official question but if one of you could please share your thoughts between option A and D, I would greatly appreciate it!

daagh wrote:
My first reaction is that this question may not be an official GMAT Prep question. Lately, there are plenty of questions that are doing the rounds in the garb of GMATPREP questions.

I agree with daagh here. Something seems really, really fishy with this question: it doesn't appear anywhere else online, and the non-underlined portion sounds like it was written by a non-native speaker.

So please don't waste your time on this question! I've changed the tag to "other -- please specify", but if anybody can verify that it actually comes from GMATPrep, let us know, and we'll change it back.
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