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by clar » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:02 am
Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

what's wrong with A?

OA B

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Re: car drive

by WannaBThere » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:07 am
clar wrote:Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

what's wrong with A?

OA B

Tough nut!!

IMO A (though better option could have been "...and probably WOULD NEVER be allowed..")

Eliminating B just because it looks wordy.

Experts, please through some light on this.

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by sacx » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:05 am
I would have gone for A as well...can someone please help
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Re: car drive

by madhur_ahuja » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:16 am
WannaBThere wrote:
clar wrote:Due to the fact that Jordan wrecked Bono's station wagon during a road trip last summer, she has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive her father's car.

(A) has not been and probably never would be allowed to drive
(B) has not been allowed to drive and probably never will be allowed to drive
(C) has not and probably never would be allowed to drive
(D) has not and probably will never be allowed to drive
(E) has not and probably never will be allowed to drive

what's wrong with A?

OA B

Tough nut!!

IMO A (though better option could have been "...and probably WOULD NEVER be allowed..")

Eliminating B just because it looks wordy.

Experts, please through some light on this.
Infact A is wordy.

Probably and would convey same meaning and hence are redundant.
Either use only would or use probably with will.

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by viju9162 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:28 am
quite tricky ... i also went for A ...
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by niraj_a » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:58 am
this is a shi**y question. i doubt GMAC would use probably and will in the same clause.

if this is not from an official source i would waste my time somewhere else.

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Re: car drive

by WannaBThere » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:28 am
madhur_ahuja wrote:
Infact A is wordy.

Probably and would convey same meaning and hence are redundant.
Either use only would or use probably with will.

I am afraid I don't agree with you on would and probably be used interchangeably. Can you give some example?

Also what is the difference between "probably would" and "probably will"? AFAIK unlike will , would is generally preferred in negative context (reference: OG11).

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by gmat_2010 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:04 pm
What's wrong with 'D'? It uses 'will' instead of 'would'. Sounds more probable. Also follows the present tense. This is the question that someone will probably get when he has scored 51 and GMAC is testing him for 52. lol.

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by mridula » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:07 pm
Even I thought D.... what is wrong with that? someone please explain!

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by wanttobeat » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:28 am
I also went for D. My question is what is the structural weakness with D? Can the experts please help?

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by Mayur Sand » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:06 am
I read some where on this forum that "probably" and "will" are not supposed to be used together and the question is not of high standard to be honest

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by saichaitanyap » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:01 pm
B is not the best choice and the test makers are hoping that you will not pick it.

However B is the answer because A incorrectly uses would in place of will.

Hence you need to pick B.