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In the mid-1920s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric

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In the mid-1920s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 04:29
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In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance.
(A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance
(C) for investigating what are the effects in workers’ performance that changes in working conditions would cause
(D) that investigated changes in working conditions’ effects on workers’ performance
(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance

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SC - from 885 - Q66 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 05:35
I go for B.

A: suggests that the investigation is into the changes, not the effects of the changes.
C: I don't like for investigating and the use of the verbs are and cause is
D: changes in the working conditions’ effects sounds awkward to me.
E: it suggests that the effects are what is having influence on the worker’s performance instead of the changes.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 07:16
I'd chose B too.
A: should have 'for' instead of 'as to'.
C: too wordy, awkward
D: awkward
E: clumsy and awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 11:26
mbahope wrote:
I'd chose B too.
A: should have 'for' instead of 'as to'.
C: too wordy, awkward
D: awkward
E: clumsy and awkward.


Please define what was awkward in D.

I choose D as the answer
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 12:49
One more for 'B'
I think 'D' changes the intent of the original passage - 'that investigated changes in working conditions' makes it look like the investigation was done to check for 'changes in working conditions' but the original intent was to check for 'the effects of changes'
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2004, 21:13
I am allowed to change my answer to B?. I get the reasoning now :cry:
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