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## Was/Were...Princeton_CAT_1

If the Salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more..

A) C) E)...all say "Two million dollars or more" so clearly out..

B) Were the salary cap of the National Basketball team to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars or more.

D) If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

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yeah, D is the only one with proper 'by at least two million dollars'

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Go with D.

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Ooops..slight mistake..

por favor, el seņor discard "Two million Dollor or More" in B..and read it as "Two million dollars" only so the choices are

B) Were the salary cap of the National Basketball team to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

D) If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars.

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B because its subjunctive MOOD --Conditional IF clause

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Would D be fine if i said something like:

"If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would have increased by at least two million dollars."

"If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association is removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars."

"If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would have increased by at least two million dollars."

Can anyone explain?... i'll really appreciate.
I'm consfused, big time! Help! It'll help others too. Hey geeky can you explain a bit more..

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Official Answer shud be D. Correct usage of the if clause as in B shud use were and not was.

And, next time will you please post all answer choices even if you think they are too vague?

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Originally Posted by karmaholic
Would D be fine if i said something like:

"If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was removed, the cost of running a championship team would have increased by at least two million dollars."

"If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association is removed, the cost of running a championship team would increase by at least two million dollars."

"If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association was to be removed, the cost of running a championship team would have increased by at least two million dollars."

Can anyone explain?... i'll really appreciate.
I'm consfused, big time! Help! It'll help others too. Hey geeky can you explain a bit more..
Karmaholic -

D would have been good if it were -
"If the salary cap of the National Basketball Association were to be removed, ......by at least two million dollars."

The Moot point is -- This is conditional "CONTRARY TO FACT" statement which is making it subjunctive clause - So you gotta use "WERE" and not "WAS" here.

FOr eg.

If i were young, i would do that.

NOT "If i was young"

HTP

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