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# One question a day Q#12 SC 11032014

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24 Mar 2014, 23:35
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8. According to Alistair Maclean’s novel, the invincible mountainous terrain of Navarone in the sea of Aegean was of utmost military importance to the German through out the Second World war , because they realised that, if they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril.

(A) if they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril

(B) if they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British could be liable to be in peril

(C) If they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British would be always in peril

(D) if the were not to exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril

(E) their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril, should they fail to exploit its strategic location

OA: C

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25 Mar 2014, 00:18
Here i have explanation on my side

The Underline portion
"if they did not exploit its strategic location, their survival against the indomitable naval might of the British was always in peril." --> Conditional clause

So rule is:
If Simple past, then Simple past (Fact/Habit) / would verb (unlikely event)
From the meaning of the sentence we could know that if they did not do something then they are unlikely to get that it. So Unlikely event. Here the rule applies with Would verb.

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22 Jun 2016, 11:48
In option C, I think it not clear what "its" in 'exploit its strategic location' is referring to. Isn't E a better choice, in which it is clear that 'its' is used for naval might of the British?
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01 Sep 2017, 12:33
Straight C. The usage of 'would' is appropriate
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