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In the mid-1920s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric [#permalink]
18 Nov 2004, 05:29
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In the mid-1920â€™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 workersâ€™ performance.
(A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workersâ€™ performance
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance
(C) for investigating what are the effects in workersâ€™ performance that changes in working conditions would cause
(D) that investigated changes in working conditionsâ€™ effects on workersâ€™ performance
(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance
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 conditionsâ€™ effects sounds awkward to me.
E: it suggests that the effects are what is having influence on the workerâ€™s performance instead of the changes.
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'