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## IF - SC Test 6

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garson0in Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
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#### IF - SC Test 6

Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:49 am
Q11

Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.

a)..

b) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.

c)were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers.

d) if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers.

e)there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers when there is an unemployment rate that is four per cent.

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I understand that BETWEEN should be used. Therefore it's C or D. I think both the options are wrong since it should have been "there WOULD be a rough balance".

The given answer is D. How is this possible ? IF ... then rule states that "If .... (in present tense), then ... (in future tense)".

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OSHO Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:55 am
garson0in wrote:
Q11. Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.

a)..
b) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.

c)were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers.

d) if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers.

e)there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers when there is an unemployment rate that is four per cent.

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I understand that BETWEEN should be used. Therefore it's C or D. I think both the options are wrong since it should have been "there WOULD be a rough balance".

The given answer is D. How is this possible ? IF ... then rule states that "If .... (in present tense), then ... (in future tense)".

agree with D.

saurabh_1922@yahoo.co.in Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
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Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:47 am
I dont think that there is a hard and fast rule that "If .... (in present tense), then ... (in future tense)".
You can use present tense in both

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