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Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2009, 18:47
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99. Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been
Here although part in past(agreed) ....he said(past) then it must be management (knew)---Plz clarify the use of tenses in the options
I need clarification between A, C and D....
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2009, 04:15
A looks like the correct ans.Plz post the OA.

C is wrong because 'they' does not have an antecedent i.e. it is not referring to anything

D uses the wrong tense 'was'
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2009, 05:50
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99. Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been
Here although part in past(agreed) ....he said(past) then it must be management (knew)---Plz clarify the use of tenses in the options
I need clarification between A, C and D....


you need a independent clause after the comma (or after the dependent clause in our case) so E doesn't make sense.
in E, 'saying that' here saying is 'verb' but who is saying it? so subject is missing.

'B' is wrong because this option needs a 'that clause' 'he said it' is wrong. and 'had to be' and 'is' ..doesnt make sense.

C ..'they' refers to what?
D is wrong for past tense use.
correct answer should start with 'he said that it' ...So A is fine.
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2009, 21:58
IMO A.

D is changing the meaning of original sentence by using " would have to be posted " which introduces uncertainity. Whereas A is using "must"
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2009, 23:41
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99. Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been
Here although part in past(agreed) ....he said(past) then it must be management (knew)---Plz clarify the use of tenses in the options
I need clarification between A, C and D....


Choice C contains “they” which incorrectly refers to work schedule. Hence Choice C is out.

Regarding A and D. “would have” is used in conditional statements Ex: If I had X, I would have Y.

If manager is putting conditions to agree for a more flexible schedule "would have" could have been a better choice. however in this case the manager has already agreed for a more flexible schedule. So a simple future tense would suffice
So D is out
Hence the correct sentence is A
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 10:28
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99. Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been
Here although part in past(agreed) ....he said(past) then it must be management (knew)---Plz clarify the use of tenses in the options
I need clarification between A, C and D....


Choice C contains “they” which incorrectly refers to work schedule. Hence Choice C is out.

Regarding A and D. “would have” is used in conditional statements Ex: If I had X, I would have Y.

If manager is putting conditions to agree for a more flexible schedule "would have" could have been a better choice. however in this case the manager has already agreed for a more flexible schedule. So a simple future tense would suffice
So D is out
Hence the correct sentence is A


Men,

I strongly believe that "A" is wrong because it should be would insted of will. Please, correct me If I'm wrong.
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 17:17
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is <CORRECT>
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 03:57
OK Guys the OA is A...read it somewhere...A humble request to post the OA if ur posting the question!! :-)
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 07:41
went with D. cudnt spot the tense error.. :(
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 22:57
A is correct...
use correct tense(will ) and clear in meaning
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2011, 16:14
sorry, but i don't get what's the wrong with the tense in D? (what should it use?)
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 05:41
I believe D is correct in this case. Will is not the correct usage. What is the OA???
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 05:53
MBAwannabe10 wrote:
sorry, but i don't get what's the wrong with the tense in D? (what should it use?)
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D changes the meaning of the sentence..Question says it must be posted (which indicates certainty)..Answer Choice D says would have to be posted (which expresses uncertainty to some extent).
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Re: 99/1000 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 05:47
Why is D wrong? I read somewhere that past tense(agreed) should go with conditional tense(Would...) Please correct me if I am wrong..
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