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Sentence Correction 10

    If I was the prime minister of the country, I will make economic growth, poverty eradication and tax reform my top priorities.

    1. If I was the prime minister of the country, I would
    2. If I were the prime minister of the country, I will
    3. If I were the prime minister of the country, I would
    4. No correction required

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (C)

Detailed Solution

‘Was is associated with the past tense. The usage of ‘was’ in the given sentence is incorrect.

In discussing hypothetical situations, the subjunctive mood is used.

The correct usage is ‘If I were…I would….’

Also note that ‘would’ is used instead of ‘will’: In general, would is used in situations which are hypothetical, or contingent on some unfulfilled condition; will is used in situations that are more certain.

Correct Answer: C



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