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Statisticians from the Department of Motor Vehicles have calculated that one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle, while each minute two animals can be expected to die from such collisions.


(A) one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle

(B) a human being should be struck by a vehicle once in every three minutes

(C) a vehicle will strike one human being once in every three minutes

(D) every three minutes a human being will be struck by a vehicle

(E) every three minutes a human being should be struck by a vehicle

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Statisticians from the department of motor vehicles have calculated that one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle, while each minute two animals can be expected to die from such collisions.

a) one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle- "One Human" is not parallel with parallel with each minute
b) a human being should be struck by a vehicle once in every three minutes- Again a Human is not parallel with each minute
c) a vehicle will strike one human being once in every three minutes- Same as a & b
d) every three minutes a human being will be struck by a vehicle- Correct
e) every three minutes a human being should be struck by a vehicle- Should indicates past tense while "can" in the second half is in present tense

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Statisticians from the department of motor vehicles have calculated that one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle, while each minute two animals can be expected to die from such collisions.

a) one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle
b) a human being should be struck by a vehicle once in every three minutes
c) a vehicle will strike one human being once in every three minutes
d) every three minutes a human being will be struck by a vehicle
e) every three minutes a human being should be struck by a vehicle


The usage of should be struck means that the human being is to be struck mandatorily,but the sentence does not mean that.
The usage of should should be wrong in the current scenario.And all the options with the 'should' are wrong.

THe only option that conveys the correct intended meaning is D.
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Doesn't 'will' indicate that human being certainly struck by a vehicle?
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The use of 'should' is somewhat tricky. It is mostly used to indicate, a duty, a necessity, a compulsion, an obligation, a suggestion or recommendation. However, to do any of the above will be absurd when we apply it to choices A, B and E. We can write them off on this score alone. C has a different problem. 'Once in every three minutes' indicates the regularity of occurrence. This means that if the first accident occurred at 8 AM, the next will occur at 8.03 and the third at 8.06 and so on.
That is the reason D is the best choice
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Statisticians from the Department of Motor Vehicles have calculated that one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle, while each minute two animals can be expected to die from such collisions.


(A) one human being should be struck every three minutes by a vehicle

(B) a human being should be struck by a vehicle once in every three minutes

(C) a vehicle will strike one human being once in every three minutes

(D) every three minutes a human being will be struck by a vehicle

(E) every three minutes a human being should be struck by a vehicle


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Choices A, B and E all imply that humans should be struck by vehicles, not that they are or will be. Should implies a sense of moral purpose, which is clearly not the right thing to say here. It is tantamount to saying that if too few people are hit by vehicles, then extra humans will be hit. That leaves us with choices C and D. Choice C disrupts the parallel structure necessary to make the rest of the sentence fit. D has the correct parallel structure: Every three minutes something happens and each minute something else happens. C also implies that it is the same human being that is struck every three minutes. Only choice D doesn’t use the word should and maintains correct parallel structure. Choice D is the correct answer.
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The use of 'should' is somewhat tricky. It is mostly used to indicate, a duty, a necessity, a compulsion, an obligation, a suggestion or recommendation. However, to do any of the above will be absurd when we apply it to choices A, B and E. We can write them off on this score alone. C has a different problem. 'Once in every three minutes' indicates the regularity of occurrence. This means that if the first accident occurred at 8 AM, the next will occur at 8.03 and the third at 8.06 and so on.
That is the reason D is the best choice



daagh hello,
I think neither D nor E make sense, because WILL means future tense. if it were for example "IS" instead of "WILL" then it works fine with the rest part of the sentence:) what are your thoughts on this ?
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My perception is that, in the context, 'will' does not mean a future event; it indicates likelihood since it is only a calculation by the statisticians. A calculation is just a hypothesis or an expectation. For example, we calculate that because Ronaldo is there, Portugal will win the cup. It does not often come true.
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