Will arrive/Going to arrive

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Journalists insisted that most tourists ____ from the beginning of the Edinburg ArtsFestival which takes place throughout August.

A) will arrive B) had arrived C) would arrive D) are going to arrive

I think A/C/D may work, I'd like to know which to pick and why it is that, thank you.
 
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Journalists insisted that most tourists ____. from the beginning of the Edinburg ArtsFestival which takes place throughout August.

A) will arrive B) had arrived C) would arrive D) are going to arrive

I think A/C/D may work. I'd like to know which to pick and why? [strike]it is that,[/strike] ​Thank you.

Welcome to the forum. :hi:

Are you sure there is a full stop before the word "from" in the original?
 

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Sorry, there isn't. I'll edit it now.
 

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Thanks for editing it. It is a very poor question. An argument could be made for all four choices! Where did you find the question?
 

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Our teacher gave us examples of questions that can be in a test.
 

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Well, I sincerely hope that question doesn't appear in any test you take. If I had to answer it in a test, I'd choose (C) but I would have no idea which answer the test-maker was looking for.
 
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