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A recent study found that if children socialize and were reading challenging material, they will be more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will children who read material that is overly simplistic.

A. were reading challenging material, they will be more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will
B. read challenging material, they are more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will
C. read challenging material, they are more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency more quickly than
D. were reading challenging material, they have been more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will
E. were reading challenging material, they are more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency more quickly than
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A recent study found that if children socialize and were reading challenging material, they will be more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will children who read material that is overly simplistic.

A. were reading challenging material, they will be more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will
B. read challenging material, they are more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will
C. read challenging material, they are more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency more quickly than
D. were reading challenging material, they have been more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency quicker than will
E. were reading challenging material, they are more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency more quickly than


This sentence contains several errors.

(1) First, the phrase socialize and were reading uses two mismatched verb tenses. Because socialize, in the present tense, is not underlined, this must be the correct tense; therefore, we need the present tense of were reading, namely read.

(2) In addition, the phrase gain proficiency quicker than will is also idiomatically incorrect and awkward. It should read gain proficiency more quickly than. Finally, the word will in the phrase than will children is wordy and unnecessary.

Choice B correctly changes all the verbs into the present tense, but retains the unnecessary word will.

Choice C fixes all of the errors: the verbs are all in the present tense, the idiom is corrected, and the word will is correctly omitted.

Answer choices D and E do not make all the tenses consistent and retain the incorrect past participle were reading.

Choice C is the correct answer.


Answer: C
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The rule for a If-Then Clause is

If clause is in (If + Simple Present),
Then clause will be in (will + base verb)

So, the most appropriate sentence should be as follows:

A recent study found that if children socialize and read challenging material, they WILL BE more likely to read on their own and gain proficiency more quickly than
children who read material that is overly simplistic.


However, this is not there in the option, so going with C .
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