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The first decision to be made by a person being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if to submit to a drug test.


(A) being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if to submit

(B) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if he or she should submit

(C) being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether submission

(D) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether, when submitted

(E) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether to submit
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Although I choose right answer, I was confused between B & E. Any explanation?
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Although I choose right answer, I was confused between B & E. Any explanation?


Remember on GMAT, we have to use "if" only when we are providing any reasoning/cause.

If we are talking about some question, we should use whether. Hence, E is correct as B makes the mistake of if.
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When you have the task of having to make a decision choosing between, two or among three or four and for that matter many possibilities, than we have to use ‘whether’.
On the contrary, if used to indicate a condition. Obviously, in this topic, no condition is involved. Therefore all choices with are removed at first instance. So A and B are out.
Among C, D and E, C is gone for using being as a modifier and D is gone for not completing the subordinate clause starting with ‘when’. E remains.
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The first decision to be made by a person being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if to submit to a drug test.

(A) being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if to submit
(B) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if he or she should submit
(C) being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether submission
(D) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether, when submitted
(E) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether to submit

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(A)being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if to submit. No condition is provided and use of being is incorrect
(B) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if he or she should submit. No condition is provided
(C) being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether submission. Use of being is incorrect.
(D) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether, when submitted. subordinate sentence initiated is incomplete.
(E) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether to submit. Correct! Whether is use to state choices.
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The first decision to be made by a person being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if to submit to a drug test.


(A) being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if to submit

(B) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is if he or she should submit

(C) being considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether submission

(D) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether, when submitted

(E) considered for employment at Reven-Tech is whether to submit


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We're told that this highly suspicious company requires its potential employees to have drug tests and the first decision that the answer choices ask you to make is whether being considered or considered is the better option. The being is unnecessary so eliminate (A) and (C). Next, should the underlined portion contain if or whether? Since the sentence is describing options rather than a hypothetical situation, whether is correct. Eliminate (B). Finally, (D) makes no sense in context. (E) is correct.
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Bunuel: What makes you eliminate being. According to me being is a symbolic of a temporary state, but am unable to relate the same to this question.

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