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Although the batting coach conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that in the future they must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice.

A. conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that in the future they must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice

B. conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that future lineups would require the consent of all managers before putting them into practice

C. agreed to the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that future lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice

D. agreed to the new lineup, in which the strengths of the players were better utilized, he said that in the future, they must be agreed upon before having been put into practice

E. agreed on the new lineup’s utilization of players’ strengths, he said that in the future the lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before they have been put into use
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09 Jun 2009, 07:39
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Although the batting coach conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that in the future they must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice.

A. conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that in the future they must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice

B. conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that future lineups would require the consent of all managers before putting them into practice

C. agreed to the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that future lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice

D. agreed to the new lineup, in which the strengths of the players were better utilized, he said that in the future, they must be agreed upon before having been put into practice

E. agreed on the new lineup’s utilization of players’ strengths, he said that in the future the lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before they have been put into use

I choose C as my answer. first of all, "agree to" means to agree to something, whereas "agree with" means to agree with a person.

a) "they" has no referant.
b) "future lineups" can not require anything. It's illogical
c) seems correct. keep it
d) "they" has no referant.
e) "agreed on" is not idiomatic. You can have either "agree to" or "agree with." Between option C and E, "agree to" in option C wins.

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09 Jun 2009, 10:16
Well, I say we look at 'B' as well.
'...conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that future lineups would require the consent of all managers before putting them into practice.'

Because 'conceded' means to grant or acknowledge before it is officially established. In this sentence the coach grants an approval to the line up, but puts a condition that future line ups would require the consent of all other managers before it is put in to practice.

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09 Jun 2009, 10:51
IMO B.
As B says coach require consent from managers while C says "must be agreed". In approval, we should not use must.
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09 Jun 2009, 11:08
tashu wrote:
IMO B.
As B says coach require consent from managers while C says "must be agreed". In approval, we should not use must.

but in option B, it's not the couch who's requiring, but it's rather the future lineups.
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11 Jun 2009, 03:09
I would also go with Option B.

Option C looks passive 'by managers' 'being'
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11 Jun 2009, 06:37
i am in for B.

the only reason i cud c fr nt choosin C is verb form.

i guess v cant force/'must' on a future situation.the future scenario might b diff than expected. so it should b 'would require'.

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11 Jun 2009, 07:00
I am going with C, B says 'future line-ups would require'. 'Future lineups' can't require anything.
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13 Jun 2009, 23:49
C, D and E are using the wrong idiom "agree upon"......A is having pronoun reference error...So IMO correct answer is B....
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14 Jun 2009, 04:31
What's the OA? Further explanations please. I am with B What's wrong with'' that future lineups would require''

C also includes being
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14 Jun 2009, 07:56
OA is C
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A - 'Conceded the' wrong idiom.

B - 'Conceded the' wrong idiom.

D - they must be agreed upon before having been put into practice - 2 Errors, They refers to what??? Pronounce reference error. Having Been put into pratice - Wrong Tense.

E. agreed on the new lineup’s utilization of players’ strengths, he said that in the future the lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before they have been put into use - No need for such a complex form.

Thats leaves us with C.
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B is incorrect...as the idiom should be "conceded to"
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Is "conceded the new lineup" really a problem?

In Oxford Dictionary, there is an example below.
He reluctantly conceded the point to me.

Rather than that, I suppose the critical difference between B and C is the latter part of the sentence.

B "he said that future lineups would require the consent of all managers before putting them into practice"

C "he said that future lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice"

In B, what's the subject of "put"? Logically, it may be "managers". But gramatically, it is "lineups".
Also, pronoun "them" is ambiguous. Is it "lineups" or "managers"?

On the other hand, although C has notorious "being", the meaning is very clear because the subject of the clause stays "lineups" constantly. (i.e. before lineups being put into practice)
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16 Jun 2009, 16:02
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Is "conceded the new lineup" really a problem?

In Oxford Dictionary, there is an example below.
He reluctantly conceded the point to me.

Rather than that, I suppose the critical difference between B and C is the latter part of the sentence.

B "he said that future lineups would require the consent of all managers before putting them into practice"

C "he said that future lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice"

In B, what's the subject of "put"? Logically, it may be "managers". But gramatically, it is "lineups".
Also, pronoun "them" is ambiguous. Is it "lineups" or "managers"?

On the other hand, although C has notorious "being", the meaning is very clear because the subject of the clause stays "lineups" constantly. (i.e. before lineups being put into practice)

Though them in B refers to future lineups, i dont think it gives clear picture.

C is the best available choice.
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Re: Although the batting coach conceded the new lineup, in which [#permalink]

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18 Dec 2013, 07:06
idiom usage - conceded must be followed by a noun.
A - wrong idiom and they can refer to singular subject lineup
D - wrong tense (in future they must be agreed) - agreed can not come for future and wrong pronoun "they"
B - gone for wrong idiom usage.
E - past tense can not be used for future

C is definitely a better choice
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Re: Although the batting coach conceded the new lineup, in which [#permalink]

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Although the batting coach conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that in the future they must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice.

A. conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that in the future they must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice

B. conceded the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that future lineups would require the consent of all managers before putting them into practice

C. agreed to the new lineup, in which the players’ strengths were better utilized, he said that future lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before being put into practice

D. agreed to the new lineup, in which the strengths of the players were better utilized, he said that in the future, they must be agreed upon before having been put into practice

E. agreed on the new lineup’s utilization of players’ strengths, he said that in the future the lineups must be agreed upon by all managers before they have been put into use

Yes it has to be C. B is tempting but THEM could incorrectly refer to the managers and therefore change the meaning to nonsense

In C, being is correctly used and the sentence expresses intended meaning correctly. Agree upon is correct idiom as well and the clause 'before being put into practice' clearly refers to the lineup as opposed to the other incorrect antecedents

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