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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was not established to draw

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was not established to draw  [#permalink]

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was not established to draw its member nations into a close economic and political union; it will strengthen its charter someday, but only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were to place pressure on the smaller members to yield to the common interest.


A) someday, but only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were to place pressure

B) someday, but only if pressure from leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, is placed

C) someday only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, would place pressure

D) someday only if leading members, which includes Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were placing pressure

E) someday only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, place pressure


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Re: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was not established to draw  [#permalink]

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New post 21 May 2018, 23:45
E is best then condition here is in future tense so if conditiin requires to be in present tense..

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A) someday, but only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were to place pressure
- creates meaning error. Usage of "were" makes it sound as a hypothetical condition/situation, instead it is a requirement which needs to be fulfilled. Hence, eliminate.

B) someday, but only if pressure from leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, is placed - ok, but could have a better structure and arrangements

C) someday only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, would place pressure - use of "would" is actually unnecessary. Hold and move.

D) someday only if leading members, which includes Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were placing pressure - incorrect use of past continuous tense. Eliminate.

E) someday only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, place pressure - present tense, concise, no meaning error.

Compare E, C and B. E stands out to be the best option.

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Re: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was not established to draw  [#permalink]

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was not established to draw its member nations into a close economic and political union; it will strengthen its charter someday, but only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were to place pressure on the smaller members to yield to the common interest.


A) someday, but only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were to place pressure

B) someday, but only if pressure from leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, is placed

C) someday only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, would place pressure

D) someday only if leading members, which includes Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, were placing pressure

E) someday only if leading members, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, place pressure


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It is based on single concept of if-then construction.
if (simple present tense) , then (simple future or present tense)
As in Question already then part is in simple future so then should be simple present
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