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Those who are concerned about the environment question if the timber

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Those who are concerned about the environment question if the timber industry, interested in cost-efficiency, might not be initiating a program that increased productivity but polluted nearby rivers and streams.


A. question if the timber industry, interested in cost-efficiency, might not be initiating

B. question if the timber industry, interested in cost-efficiency, had not initiated

C. question whether the timber industry, interested in cost-efficiency, might not initiate

D. wonder as to whether the timber industry, interested in cost-efficiency, were to initiate

E. wonder whether the timber industry, with its interest in cost efficiency, initiated
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E, the action is done in the past. B is wrong as there is no sequence of events in the past.

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Since there is no condition out here so usage of "if" does not make sense
Down to C,D and E

C. question whether the timber industry, interested in cost-efficiency, might not initiate
Program has already happened.So might not initiate does not make sense.

D. wonder as to whether the timber industry, interested in cost-efficiency, were to initiate
were plural does not coincide with timber insdustry

E. wonder whether the timber industry, with its interest in cost efficiency, initiated
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New post 09 Feb 2019, 21:24
Where is the subjunctive?
Is there a problem with using question? The other answers don't distinguish between question and wonder
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New post 11 Feb 2019, 08:04
Could someone explain answer in detail
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Where is the subjunctive?
Is there a problem with using question? The other answers don't distinguish between question and wonder


There is a substantial different between question and wonder. When we use them as verbs: TO QUESTION means interrogate ora ask question of something, whereas TO WONDER means either to be affected with surprise or admiration, or to be struck with astonishment.

Imho the correct option is E because:

1) there is no condition, so we can eliminate A and B;
2) Wonder is better than question so we can eliminate C;
3) We can eliminate D because there is no coordination between the subject Timber Industry (singular) and the verb were to initiate (plural).

So choose E
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