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The subjunctive case ('were') is used to express a degree of uncertainty or unreality.

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@prasadkhadpe said: @vaibhavwadhera my ans E and D. OA please.


@Psychamour said: @vaibhavwadhera Ctrl+U is universal shortcut for Underlining.for this Qn follow the same strategy, look for IF so it will take WERE, option (c) and (d) remains, rest all gone.We are talking about adolescence here which is Singular so the word will take an IT. Option (c) struck off . Option (d) is the correct answer. Is it correct?
@Psychamour said: @vaibhavwadhera My take : will snap easily, as though it were a twig.'Is it correct? The thing here to look for is that 'as though', 'as if', 'if' kind of words always take WERE. These words are called Hypothetical Subjunctive.Nothing official about these words, just to keep in mind that they introduce a hypothetical situation which is not true in reality but suppose it becomes true then.....Like for example, If I were Roger Federer.... I collapsed as if I were a building. Hope this helps.Cheers !
OA are E and D. I just read some where that for the Wishful thinking we use were.

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@vaibhavwadhera said: Rust can deteriorate a steel pipe to such an extent that it will snap easily, as though it was a twig. a.) will snap easily, as though it was a twig. b.) will snap easily, like a twig doesc.) will snap easily, as though it is a twig. a.) might snap easily, as though it was a twig. a.) will snap easily, as though it were a twig.
@vaibhavwadhera said: A Recent and popular self -help book wryly notes that if adolescence was not so painful, it would have a droll comedic aspect, at least in retrospect. a.) was not so painful, itb.) was not so painful, they c.) were not so painful, they d.) were not so painful, it e.) was not so painful, being one I am not sure how i can underline the sentence in the question. if some knows let me know please.
my ans E and D.

OA please.

@[198102:vaibhavwadhera] Ctrl+U is universal shortcut for Underlining.

for this Qn follow the same strategy, look for IF so it will take WERE, option (c) and (d) remains, rest all gone.
We are talking about adolescence here which is Singular so the word will take an IT. Option (c) struck off . Option (d) is the correct answer.

Is it correct?
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@[198102:vaibhavwadhera] My take : will snap easily, as though it were a twig.'

Is it correct?

The thing here to look for is that 'as though', 'as if', 'if' kind of words always take WERE. These words are called Hypothetical Subjunctive.
Nothing official about these words, just to keep in mind that they introduce a hypothetical situation which is not true in reality but suppose it becomes true then.....
Like for example, If I were Roger Federer....
I collapsed as if I were a building.

Hope this helps.
Cheers !
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A Recent and popular self -help book wryly notes that if adolescence was not so painful, it would have a droll comedic aspect, at least in retrospect.


a.) was not so painful, it
b.) was not so painful, they
c.) were not so painful, they
d.) were not so painful, it
e.) was not so painful, being one

I am not sure how i can underline the sentence in the question. if some knows let me know please.

Rust can deteriorate a steel pipe to such an extent that it will snap easily, as though it was a twig.


a.) will snap easily, as though it was a twig.
b.) will snap easily, like a twig does
c.) will snap easily, as though it is a twig.
a.) might snap easily, as though it was a twig.
a.) will snap easily, as though it were a twig.

@[589306:KapTeacherEli], @[388912:EducationAisle] thanks for the explanation...

Can someone send me the book as well?

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@[584941:MoralFiber] Perhaps you interpreted it to mean that places can only be referred to by where. That is not true. For example, following is a correct statement:


India, whose cultures and traditions are very rich, is now a modern country.

In the above sentence, India, a place, is being modified by whose.
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@MoralFiber said: As per SC Grail, 'where' will always refer to a specific location on GMAT. Based on this, the below mentioned examples were given: Correct: The town where I was born is known for its fishermen. Incorrect: The Company where I work has gone bankrupt. Can anyone explain, why is the 2nd sentence incorrect while the 1st one is correct?
As the SC grail states, "where" refers only to a literal, physical location. You may think of the office building your company is located in as a place, but the company is really an organization of employees; it doesn't necessarily have a location.

The correct version of the second sentence is "the company that I work at has gone bankrupt" or "the company at which I work has gone bankrupt."
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As per SC Grail, 'where' will always refer to a specific location on GMAT. Based on this, the below mentioned examples were given:


Correct: The town where I was born is known for its fishermen.
Incorrect: The Company where I work has gone bankrupt.

Can anyone explain, why is the 2nd sentence incorrect while the 1st one is correct?

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