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Hey guys.
Can anybody explain why we do not use future tense? lands will drop while the rate of loss rises

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Can anybody explain why we do not use future tense? lands will drop while the rate of loss rises

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This usage is called future conditional - such usage is also observed in if and when clauses:

If I eat Pizza, I shall fall sick.
I shall talk to you when I have time.

Similarly,
The rate of addition to arable lands will drop while the rate of loss rises.

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Thanks, sayantanc2k
Now I see it

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Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.

Issue: Pronoun | Meaning

Analysis:
1. The non-underlined portion of the sentence talks about "rate of addition". Hence the subject in the modifier clause "that the rate.." is singular.
2. For correct compare comparison, "rate of X" should be compared "rate for Y"


(A) those of loss rise - Plural pronoun has no referent
(B) it rises for loss - "it" is ambiguous
(C) those of losses rise - Plural pronoun has no referent
(D) the rate of loss rises
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss - "the rate of addition.." is not parallel with "there are rises..."

Answer: (D)

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Although I got it wrong, D is the correct choice. I wanted to know if anyone can provide an explanation why A was incorrect?
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