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It is thought that if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately

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It is thought that if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.

A. if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby
B. more than half of the cat population would be Tabby if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately
C. if cats had been allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would be Tabby
D. more than half of the cat population would be Tabby if cats had been allowed to breed indiscriminately
E. more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately

This is a question i got in economist free gmat exam.Unfortunately, I was not able to understand the explanation.Can somebody please help in this.

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Thanks for the pointer.I went through it.I got it right now :)
50% people gave wrong answers so below might be helpful for them !

If Condition in:
present i.e is, then will
past i.e were, then Would be................As in this case.
past perfect i.e had been , then would have been.
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It is thought that if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby.

A. if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby
B. more than half of the cat population would be Tabby if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately
C. if cats had been allowed to breed indiscriminately, more than half of the cat population would be Tabby
D. more than half of the cat population would be Tabby if cats had been allowed to breed indiscriminately
E. more than half of the cat population would have been Tabby if cats were allowed to breed indiscriminately

This is a question i got in economist free gmat exam.Unfortunately, I was not able to understand the explanation.Can somebody please help in this.



I'd suggest that you read -
MGMAT SC book's subjunctive mood topic (chapter - 07)

If you digest that smoothly, Then you will digest this question. :)

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Yeah... Overall this is an easy question.

What makes it a little harder perhaps is that we feel more comfortable to look at the strcuture:
"If (hypotetical subjunctive), then (simple conditional)"

When the test makers change it to:
"Then (simple conditional), if (hypotetical subjunctive)" they are making the sentence slightly harder (but just slightly).

It is the same as to look at an equation:
"x - y = 2" AND
"-2 - y = -x"

You´ll feel more comfortable with the first one even though they both say the same.
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