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# Most scientists surveyed view artificial sweetners as unsafe

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Most scientists surveyed view artificial sweetners as unsafe at present but they will be or could, be made adequately safe in future

A they will be or could,

B. that they will, or could,

C. that they would, or could,

D. believe the sweetners would or could

E. believe that they will be or could
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12 Aug 2007, 23:41
D

view/believe - parallel

they is unclear, could refer to sweeteners or the scientists.

edit: Also, another reason why D is correct, is we're dealing with the subjunctive, as they believe something that isn't necessarily true yet - hence will is wrong.
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13 Aug 2007, 00:13
AimHigher wrote:
Most scientists surveyed view artificial sweetners as unsafe at present but they will be or could, be made adequately safe in future

A they will be or could,

B. that they will, or could,

C. that they would, or could,

D. believe the sweetners would or could

E. believe that they will be or could

This question looks deceptively similar to this: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=41583

would (past tense conditional) is incorrect because we are talking about the present, not the past - hence only B and E are possible answers
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13 Aug 2007, 01:03
I would go for E.

will be , could be parallel.

Future tense, hence will is the correct form

view, believe parallel.
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13 Aug 2007, 11:22
Scientists cannot be made safe in the future...they themselves can be safe...
So,'they' in this question clearly refers to sweetners.
Now,use of 'would' in this case is wrong as there is no conditional or past tense verb here.

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13 Aug 2007, 11:30
E . Yes this one similar to one we have discussed many times.
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13 Aug 2007, 21:35
OA is E
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01 May 2016, 08:30
Hi Experts / chetan2u / VeritasPrepKarishma / daagh ,

OA- E
IMO-D

I opted for D because we need WOULD (Uncertainty) not will (Certainty)
Because scientists BELIEVE that sweeteners can be made adequately safe in future but weather scientists will able to achieve their target...we ar not sure..
So, WOULD should be used.

Also, is it a GMAT standard questions...whats your opinion..?

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Re: Most scientists surveyed view artificial sweetners as unsafe [#permalink]

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01 May 2016, 11:16
PrakharGMAT wrote:
Hi Experts / chetan2u / VeritasPrepKarishma / daagh ,

OA- E
IMO-D

I opted for D because we need WOULD (Uncertainty) not will (Certainty)
Because scientists BELIEVE that sweeteners can be made adequately safe in future but weather scientists will able to achieve their target...we ar not sure..
So, WOULD should be used.

Also, is it a GMAT standard questions...whats your opinion..?

Thanks and Regards,
Prakhar

Please find the discussion on the similar topic here

from-catprep-com-most-scientists-surveyed-view-artificial-128101.html#p1049888

According to mikemcgarry , answer is same as yours , its (E)
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Re: Most scientists surveyed view artificial sweetners as unsafe [#permalink]

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01 May 2016, 23:54
PrakharGMAT wrote:
Hi Experts / chetan2u / VeritasPrepKarishma / daagh ,

OA- E
IMO-D

I opted for D because we need WOULD (Uncertainty) not will (Certainty)
Because scientists BELIEVE that sweeteners can be made adequately safe in future but weather scientists will able to achieve their target...we ar not sure..
So, WOULD should be used.

Also, is it a GMAT standard questions...whats your opinion..?

Thanks and Regards,
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Hi,
the WORD should differentiate D and E is 'believe', which conveys present scenario..
so WILL is appropriate..
WOULD is past tense of WILL..
example..
Mr X believed that his son would be a successful businessman..
He thought he would be late.
so E is OK
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