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    Default Will become to would become

    Unfortunately there are some species of birds that because of man's carelessness are severely in danger and ..... extinct in near future.


    1. would become2. become3. have become4. will become

    ( What's wrong with No.4 ? )

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    Default Re: Will become to would become

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Unfortunately there are some species of birds that because of man's carelessness are severely in danger and ..... extinct in near future.


    1. would become2. become3. have become4. will become

    ( What's wrong with No.4 ? )
    Nothing is wrong with #4. There is an article missing before "near", though.

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    Default Re: Will become to would become

    The answer key says No.1 is the correct one here. They drive me crazy !!

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    Default Re: Will become to would become

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    The answer key says No.1 is the correct one here. They drive me crazy !!
    Number 4 is correct.

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    Default Re: Will become to would become

    Yes, indeed, it's #4.

    Your answer key seems to be wrong!

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    Default Re: Will become to would become

    I think that answer is wrong - though it might be the best of the bunch. The following are all more truthful:
    5. may become
    6. might become
    7. could become
    8. will possibly become
    9. will probably become

    PS: On second thoughts, the above refers to species that have been named and identified. If we haven't identified which birds, then yes, there are species which will become extinct, but we don't know which ones yet.

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    Default Re: Will become to would become

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think that answer is wrong - though it might be the best of the bunch. The following are all more truthful:
    5. may become
    6. might become
    7. could become
    8. will possibly become
    9. will probably become

    PS: On second thoughts, the above refers to species that have been named and identified. If we haven't identified which birds, then yes, there are species which will become extinct, but we don't know which ones yet.
    You have raised interesting alternatives, but there is nothing wrong with #4.

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    Default Re: Will become to would become

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    You have raised interesting alternatives, but there is nothing wrong with #4.
    That's what I said in my PS. I'll repeat it: "then yes, there are species which will become extinct."

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