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# Restorers say that if allowed to remove and replace the discolored

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28 Jul 2017, 22:02
I misunderstood the subject as 'discolored layer of varnish'.
Its no doubt that they are correct and hence only option left is C.
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14 Sep 2017, 21:37
blueseas wrote:
Restorers say that if allowed to remove and replace the discolored layer of varnish on the Mona Lisa, the colors Leonardo da Vinci painted nearly five hundred years ago will once again shine through.

A. If
B. if it is
C. if they are
D. when
E. when it is

What "They" is referring to? No antecedent for "they"
They can not refer to colors.
Color can't be allowed to do something, it is a person who is allowed to do xyz.
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15 Sep 2017, 04:04
blueseas wrote:
Restorers say that if allowed to remove and replace the discolored layer of varnish on the Mona Lisa, the colors Leonardo da Vinci painted nearly five hundred years ago will once again shine through.

A. If
B. if it is
C. if they are
D. when
E. when it is

What "They" is referring to? No antecedent for "they"
They can not refer to colors.
Color can't be allowed to do something, it is a person who is allowed to do xyz.

"they" refers to "restorers".

Restorers say that if they are allowed to ...

They are the people who restore paintings.
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15 Sep 2017, 11:55
blueseas wrote:
Restorers say that if allowed to remove and replace the discolored layer of varnish on the Mona Lisa, the colors Leonardo da Vinci painted nearly five hundred years ago will once again shine through.

A. If
B. if it is
C. if they are
D. when
E. when it is

We need a subject for the sentence to make sense .
Here C is the correct choice
A we need verb
B it can not refer to researchers as they are humans
C correct
D when is wrong as it is used to show time
E same as D and it is wrong .
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30 Aug 2018, 20:55
blueseas wrote:
Restorers say that if allowed to remove and replace the discolored layer of varnish on the Mona Lisa, the colors Leonardo da Vinci painted nearly five hundred years ago will once again shine through.

A. If
B. if it is
C. if they are
D. when
E. when it is

What "They" is referring to? No antecedent for "they"
They can not refer to colors.
Color can't be allowed to do something, it is a person who is allowed to do xyz.

"they" refers to "restorers".

Restorers say that if they are allowed to ...

They are the people who restore paintings.

Hi Karishma,

Can u explain why option B is wrong, In some sentences we dont have any referent for "it" such as "it is difficult to understand why some people behave..."
And can u also explain how can we recognize such difference (where we need to have some referent to "it" vs its correct to have no referent to "it")
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31 Oct 2018, 08:31
ThisIsWater wrote:

Hi Karishma,

Can u explain why option B is wrong, In some sentences we dont have any referent for "it" such as "it is difficult to understand why some people behave..."
And can u also explain how can we recognize such difference (where we need to have some referent to "it" vs its correct to have no referent to "it")

I think it will clear your doubt
https://gmatclub.com/forum/restorers-say-that-if-allowed-to-remove-and-replace-the-discolored-155973.html#p1682299
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27 Jul 2019, 03:33
change of tense is also seems absurd, we need to show smooth shift from present working condition "are " to "will". They makes clear who will do the work and what it will result.
Re: Restorers say that if allowed to remove and replace the discolored   [#permalink] 27 Jul 2019, 03:33

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