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The question is from CAT Sentence Correction. CAT exam has not been testing Sentence Correction for the past 5 years. It is still important to better understand English Grammar. Solve CAT Questions from Sentence Correction to get more practice and 2IIMs CAT questions bank provides you with CAT questions from Sentence Correction that can help you gear for CAT Exam.

Question 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

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Sentence Correction:

‘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.

The question is " Choose the grammatically correct option "

Hence, the answer is option C

Choice C is the correct answer.


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