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# Those with a cynical turn of mind might speculate if the new

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Those with a cynical turn of mind might speculate if the new [#permalink]

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25 Jun 2004, 18:25
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Those with a cynical turn of mind might speculate if the new corporation, eager for profit, might not have started the rumor that caused its competitor to declare bankruptcy.
(A) speculate if the new corporation, eager for profit, might not have started
(B) speculate if the new corporation, eager for profit, had not started
(C) speculate if, in its eagerness for profit, the new corporation started
(D) wonder as to whether, in its eagerness for profit, the new corporation did not start
(E) wonder whether the new corporation, eager for profit, had started
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25 Jun 2004, 21:46
HI

Another vote for E.

Eliminating all answers which has 'Speculate IF' - this does not go well. And the choice D, changes meaning. Hence E.

(if need be for detail explination, let me know).

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26 Jun 2004, 03:26
my ans wud be E

between ''if '' and whether... the later suits better since a ''condition'' is not explained in the above....

also... betweeen D and E .. the later is clear and more precise...

hope that helps!

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27 Jun 2004, 02:48
Yes guys answer is E. May I request somebody to explain the beastly difference between if and whether.. not the usual one...minute difference which comes handy in subtle questions.
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27 Jun 2004, 02:49
crackgmat750 wrote:
Yes guys answer is E. May I request somebody to explain the beastly difference between if and whether.. not the usual one...minute difference which comes handy in subtle questions.

"whether" is next to always prefered over "if" in the GMAT. Remember that
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27 Jun 2004, 02:49
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