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a. The flat bottom wok is more effective in conducting heat from the stove's flat electric coils than would be the case with a round bottom.

b. The flat bottom wok is more effective in conducting heat from the stove's flat electric coils than what is the the case with a round bottom.

c. The flat bottom wok is more effective in conducting heat from the stove's flat electric coils than the round bottom wok.

d. The flat bottom wok is more effective in conducting heat from the stove's flat electric coils than what would be the case with a round bottom.

e. The flat bottom wok is more effective in conducting heat from the stove's flat electric coils than a round bottom wok is effective.

Which of these are incorrect and why?

Which is the preferred reigon?

Thank you
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than would be the round bottom wok.
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The flat bottom wok is more effective in conducting heat from the stove's flat electric coils than the round bottom would be (effective).

What about this above? I think it sounds more natural having the verb second.

Also, why do we use 'would be' and not 'is'?

i don't see any implied conditional, nor do I see any reason to emphasize hesitancy, which are the reasons for using this modal.

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I think your latest is fine.
I hear the implied conditional as "if you used it."
There's nothing to indicate that you've had any real life experience with either one.
The whole thing could be theoretical (or "hypothetical," if you like hypos.)

Rgdz - A.

Edit. You could use the same modal for both parts of the comparison, but the simple present in the first part suggests that you're asserting this to be a fact - based on experience or on reason.
AvangiThere's nothing to indicate that you've had any real life experience with either one.

Indeed. I agree with the implied conditional you fashioned.

However, why then have we got 'is' being used in the first part of the sentence? Shouldn't it be two is's or two would's?

And why not 'would be the case with' (the writer's original)?

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e is not incorrect, but c is the preferred choice.

The tenses don't agree in a and d. In b, what doesn't parallel anything that went before.