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Rising inventories, when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead to production cutbacks that would hamper economic growth.

(A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
(B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads
(C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead
(D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads
(E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead

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New post 01 Sep 2005, 21:26
I will go with E. Do not have sensible explanation though.

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New post 01 Sep 2005, 22:18
Yes, E looks fine

(A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
- no need of adverb usage --LY...
(B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads
- WOULD in non-underlined portion has a sense of probablility, so B changes the meaning of the sentence.
(C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead
- tense problem...
(D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads
- same as a, no need of adverb...
(E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead
- this one looks ok.

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New post 02 Sep 2005, 00:09
riteshgupta1 wrote:
Yes, E looks fine

(A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
- no need of adverb usage --LY...
(B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads
- WOULD in non-underlined portion has a sense of probablility, so B changes the meaning of the sentence.
(C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead
- tense problem...
(D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads
- same as a, no need of adverb...
(E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead
- this one looks ok.


Yes. i agree E looks fine. But ritesh can you please explain what the tense problem is in C? Is it the "if not" part or the "increased sales" part?
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Had picked A initially but realised unaccompanied correspondingly sounds wrong so go with E.

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(A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
- unaccompanied correspondingly is unidiomatic

(B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads
- awkward sentence
(C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead
- were is the wrong tense

(D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads
- correspondingly is unidiomatic

(E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead
- E is the best choice

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OA is E.

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New post 02 Sep 2005, 21:08
A simply rephrasing will make it easy..

If the rising inventories is not accompanied.....it (will is ideal)can lead to cutbacks!

E it is!
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New post 04 Sep 2005, 08:24
No Rahul, 'will' will change the meaning of the sentence. Only can or may will work here.

We need to be very careful when we use WILL. It says that the outcome is definte. Unless the outcome is definite, can or may should be substituted for will.

Same is the case with WOULD.

Hope it helps.

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New post 15 Jul 2007, 14:20
riteshgupta1 wrote:
No Rahul, 'will' will change the meaning of the sentence. Only can or may will work here.

We need to be very careful when we use WILL. It says that the outcome is definte. Unless the outcome is definite, can or may should be substituted for will.

Same is the case with WOULD.

Hope it helps.


Yes. this is a very important point.

If i were rich, i will buy several BMWs.
If i were rich, i would buy several BMWs.

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is there a quick way to determine whether we should use if or when?

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is there a quick way to determine whether we should use if or when?



We use When for Time whereas we use use If for conditional statement or hypothetical statements. There choice A,B,C are out.

D is unidiomatic.
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