# A wildlife

A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the caribou into northern Minnesota would fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more numerous than one wolf for every 39 square miles.

What is the wrong with the above sentence?

predicts that something will fail if…

All these sentences seem unrelated to each other, so I’d be interested to know where you are getting them from.

Hi Promod,

An improvement could be:

A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the caribou into northern Minnesota would fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is GREATER than one wolf for every 39 square miles.

Alan,
I feel very hard “is” with “would”.

It would normally be appropriate to use ‘were’ instead if ‘is’ in combination with ‘would’. However, since the sentence starts off with ‘A wildlife expert predicts’ (present simple), Beeesneees’s suggested change (‘will’ rather than ‘would’) is a very good one.
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By the way, your question needs some rewording as well. You could say something such as this instead: “I feel very uncomfortable using ‘is’ with 'would.”

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A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the caribou into northern Minnesota would/might fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is GREATER than one wolf for every 39 square miles.

Alan:
Which one is better here?

They carry different meanings.

would - a definite statement. There is no doubt about it.
might - a conjecture. It is a possibility, but not definite.

It means-
If I use “would” then the meaning will be “the reintroduction must fail”?

yes

Why “GREATER” in stead of “more numerous”?
Alan:
Could you please explain it to me?
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A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the caribou into northern Minnesota will fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is greater than one wolf for every 39 square miles.

Alan: