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    #1

    The country will certainly face huge unemployment rates _____

    The country will certainly face huge unemployment rates _____new measures to slow down the population growth are taken.

    A) providing
    B) unless
    C) for
    D) whether
    E) whereas


    Could you explain mw why the correct answer is B?

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    Re: The country will certainly face huge unemployment rates _____

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The country will certainly face huge unemployment rates _____new measures to slow down the population growth are taken.

    A) providing
    B) unless
    C) for
    D) whether
    E) whereas


    Could you explain mw why the correct answer is B?
    The idea is that the population is growing too quickly to provide jobs for all work-aged people. So unless that growth is slowed, there will be high unemployment.
    B is the only answer that expresses that.
    C, D and E are ungrammatical. A implies the opposite of B.

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    Re: The country will certainly face huge unemployment rates _____

    D) is grammatical in AmE, though I don't like whethers without nots.

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    Re: The country will certainly face huge unemployment rates _____

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    D) is grammatical in AmE, though I don't like whethers without nots.
    That's my concern too.

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