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Sentence Correction: Conditionals – Overview

In business, a conflict of interests can occur when a firm puts itself in a position with its own interests are at odds with its commitments to its clients.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect; it uses the preposition with to connect two clauses, instead of using a conjunction.

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Well done!

This answer choice corrects the original clauses mistake  by replacing with with where to connect the main clause (a conflict of interest can occur) with the sentence's secondary clause (its own interests are at odds with its commitments to its clients).

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original clauses mistake; it uses the preposition with to connect two clauses, instead of using a conjunction.

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In addition, by changing when to if, this answer choice unnecessarily changes the original sentence which describes a generalization into a particular condition.

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original clauses mistake; it uses the preposition of to connect two clauses, instead of using a conjunction.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed and changes the meaning of the original question.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original clauses mistake, it changes the original meaning sentence. Using the passive form is put indicates that someone other than the company may be responsible for the situation. However, the original sentence refers to a company putting itself in the above position.

interests can occur when a firm puts itself in a position with
interest can occur when a firm puts itself in a position where
interests can occur if a firm puts itself in a position with
interests can occur with a firm putting itself in a position of
interest can occur when a firm is put in a position where