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Sentence Correction 44

    Had it not been for the chieftain's tireless efforts, the dispute will not have resolved.

    1. Had it not been for the chieftain's tireless efforts, the dispute would not have been resolved.
    2. If it had not been for the chieftain's tireless efforts, the dispute will not have resolved.
    3. If it had not been for the chieftain's tireless efforts, the dispute would not have resolved.
    4. No correction required

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (A)

Detailed Solution

'Had it not been for' and 'if it had not been for' are both correct; one is the inversion of the other.

The use of 'will' in the given sentence is incorrect. To talk about something that did not happen (past conditionals), 'would have' is used.

Also, it is incorrect to omit 'been' and say 'the dispute would not have resolved'. A dispute is resolved. The past participle form of 'is'— been — is missing in the given sentence.

Correct Answer: A



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