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IF - SC Test 6

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IF - SC Test 6

Post Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:49 am
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  • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
    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.

    --------
    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)".

    Please advise.

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    Post 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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    Post 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.

    --------
    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)".

    Please advise.
    agree with D.

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