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Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want to be able to compete against private firms

A. U Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want to be able to compete against private firms
B. Public companies should raise their governance game if they wish to compete with private firms
C. Public companies would need to raise their governance game if they wish to compete against private firms
D. Public companies have to need to raise their governance game if they are to be in competition with private firms
E. Public companies will need to raise their governance game if they are to compete with private firms
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What we have here are views by various people. Can somebody give a feel of GMAT's inkling on this with some examples, especially on the wish thing? We may take that the use of should in conditional clause may be an exceptional case and hence no need to split our heads on that.
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10 Oct 2012, 22:32
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C. Public companies would need to raise their governance game if they wish to compete against private firms - use of "wish" with if is incorrect /also would/should must not be used with "if" clause

Interesting point. Can you please elaborate?

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10 Oct 2012, 23:22
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yashii9 wrote:
C. Public companies would need to raise their governance game if they wish to compete against private firms - use of "wish" with if is incorrect /also would/should must not be used with "if" clause

Interesting point. Can you please elaborate?

Curtsey Manhattan-

If. .• Then constructions.
Do not use Would in
the IfclauJe. Do not use
Should anywhere in an
If. .. Then sentence.
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Especially with reference to the use of ‘wish’ in the subordinate conditional clauses using if, could you kindly give if any such examples have been cited by MGMAT? I am not able to refer to the page you have cited, because I do not have the book.

Incidentally, what will be the status of these supposedly normal sentences?

1. If you could wish for one thing, what would it be?
2. If she should win this race, we will be the first to congratulate her.
Obviously if we cannot use wish, and should’ in conditional clauses, what will be amended versions for these wrong sentences?
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Especially with reference to the use of ‘wish’ in the subordinate conditional clauses using if, could you kindly give if any such examples have been cited by MGMAT? I am not able to refer to the page you have cited, because I do not have the book.

Incidentally, what will be the status of these supposedly normal sentences?

1. If you could wish for one thing, what would it be?
2. If she should win this race, we will be the first to congratulate her.
Obviously if we cannot use wish, and should’ in conditional clauses, what will be amended versions for these wrong sentences?

yashii9 - Is spot ON.....

Correct versions are ->
1. If you could wish for one thing, what would it be? If you WERE to wish for one thing......
2. If she should win this race, we will be the first to congratulate her. If she were to win this race......

If she had won this race, we would have congratulated here....
So on and so forth....

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The following two sentences are perfectly legal sentences.

1. If you could wish for one thing, what would it be?
Google this question, you will find this expression used in so many instances.

2. If she should win this race, we will be the first to congratulate her. Please go with the link below, and you will find it there.

http://amerenglish-grammar-2.webs.com/conditionals.htm

1. If you could wish for one thing, what would it be? If you WERE to wish for one thing......
2. If she should win this race, we will be the first to congratulate her. If she were to win this race......

1 In fact, what you have stated as correct answers, are past subjunctives, which are used in very unlikely eventualities. You may say, if I were to wish for one thing, provided you feel that you are unlikely to wish for that; but do you encounter a situation, where you will not wish for anything. I do not think, it is unlikely for one to wish for a. thing. Of course you may say, If I were to buy the moon, that usage is ok; because it wouldn’t happen, would it? So that context is acceptable

2. If she were to win this race; What is so unlikely about her winning the race to warrant a subjunctive verb?

If you WERE to wish for one thing

But what I am missing is that, after saying that ‘wish’ cannot be used in a conditional clause, you are again using it.

Can you kindly elucidate?
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15 Oct 2012, 02:06
Looks like I'v missed a lot since I last visited this page

Here is my take on this -

As they say -there are a lot of things which are correct in English but not correct on GMAT.

1. Manhattan says use of should /could/would is not allowed with "if" clause

according to GMAT - if is used only in conditional clauses

eg: if you do this, so and so will happen
if you do this, so and so would happen -might sound right but is incorrect.

If I am not wrong, Aristotle advocates the same logic for "if clause"

2. Grockit - In one its video lecture mentioned - use of wishy washy words with a "if" clause is incorrect. -Now dont hold it against me.

even if "wish" is ok to use, we can eliminate that choice for using "would"

Please correct me if I am wrong.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/03/ ... t-is-wrong
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would is not acceptable in the if clause, but can be used in THEN clause. below is an example from Manhattan itself

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MGMAT SC page 113, if -then constructions
eg. if Sophie ate Pizza tomorrow, she would become ill.
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would is not acceptable in the if clause, but can be used in THEN clause. below is an example from Manhattan itself

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MGMAT SC page 113, if -then constructions
eg. if Sophie ate Pizza tomorrow, she would become ill.
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Doesn't it also say such clauses are "hypothetical" and not real situations. So its more in the context we are using "would" makes it correct or incorrect, I guess.
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My point was not about would; I was talking about should and wish; Again I already have the views of MGMAT and others; All I wanted was some example from GMAT, to be sure. If you find such a thing, may be you can post it to me
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Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want to be able
to compete against private firms

A. Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want
to be able to compete against private firms

B. Public companies should raise their governance game if they wish to compete
with private firms

C. Public companies would need to raise their governance game if they wish to
compete against private firms

D. Public companies have to need to raise their governance game if they are to
be in competition with private firms

E. Public companies will need to raise their governance game if they are
to compete with private firms
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Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want to be able
to compete against private firms

A. Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want
to be able to compete against private firms

B. Public companies should raise their governance game if they wish to compete
with private firms

C. Public companies would need to raise their governance game if they wish to
compete against private firms

D. Public companies have to need to raise their governance game if they are to
be in competition with private firms

E. Public companies will need to raise their governance game if they are
to compete with private firms

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Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want to be able to compete against private firms

A. U Public companies will be required to raise their governance game if they want to be able to compete against private firms
B. Public companies should raise their governance game if they wish to compete with private firms
C. Public companies would need to raise their governance game if they wish to compete against private firms
D. Public companies have to need to raise their governance game if they are to be in competition with private firms
E. Public companies will need to raise their governance game if they are to compete with private firms

"Compete against" is wrong idiom. It should be "Compete with".
So A and C are out
Rejecting D because of the phrase "are to be in competition with". B and E are much more concise.
I chose E over B because in B, just because E sounds better than B.

Can anyone please tell me the correct POE for B?

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In option E , isn't "They are to " considered awkward according to MGMAT.
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