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# War Heroes

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Intern
Joined: 16 Jan 2005
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30 Jan 2005, 15:35
Contrary to popular myth, war heroes rarely earn their status by acting as if they themselves are invincible.

(A) if they themselves are invincible
(B) though they are invincible
(C) being invincible
(D) invincible
(E) if they were invincible
SVP
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
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30 Jan 2005, 16:05
(E)?
Intern
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30 Jan 2005, 17:17
OA is (E). HongHu... why did you choose the one with "were" when the sentence is in present "earn". Thanks
Director
Joined: 27 Dec 2004
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30 Jan 2005, 19:42
Is there an OE to this question? Thanks
Intern
Joined: 16 Jan 2005
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30 Jan 2005, 20:01
Folaa3..I am not sure what you mean by OE?? I found this practice question somewhere online with just the answer and no explanation.
SVP
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
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30 Jan 2005, 20:42
It's like this one:

He moves so fast as if he were a tiger plunging toward his prey.

(He isn't really a tiger.)

I forgot what this is called grammartically. Maybe Paul could give you a good explanation.
VP
Joined: 18 Nov 2004
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30 Jan 2005, 20:49
"E".....for subjunctive mood.
Intern
Joined: 16 Jan 2005
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30 Jan 2005, 21:09
Thanks guys.
Director
Joined: 21 Sep 2004
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30 Jan 2005, 21:39
E for subjunctive
30 Jan 2005, 21:39
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