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# Meteorites

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16 Jun 2009, 12:25
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From OG 11, I'm still not quite sure I understand. Please EXPLAIN your answer choice and don't just put "IMO A/B/C/D/E"

134. Canadian scientists have calculated that one human being should be struck every nine years by a meteorite,
while each year sixteen buildings can be expected to sustain damage from such objects.

(A) one human being should be struck every nine years by a meteorite
(B) a human being should be struck by a meteorite once in every nine years
(C) a meteorite will strike one human being once in every nine years
(D) every nine years a human being will be struck by a meteorite
(E) every nine years a human being should be struck by a meteorite

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16 Jun 2009, 23:39
134. Canadian scientists have calculated that one human being should be struck every nine years by a meteorite,
while each year sixteen buildings can be expected to sustain damage from such objects.

(A) one human being should be struck every nine years by a meteorite
(B) a human being should be struck by a meteorite once in every nine years
(C) a meteorite will strike one human being once in every nine years [Doesn't maintain parallel structure with while each year.]
(D) every nine years a human being will be struck by a meteorite [Correctamundo]
(E) every nine years a human being should be struck by a meteorite
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16 Jun 2009, 23:40
Options having "should" seem to denote that the man deserve to be struck by meteorite

Hence take them out.

Between C and D, D makes more sense.

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