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

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1. 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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New post 30 Nov 2005, 15:13
E is my tentative pick.

A: usage of as to is fishy
B. effects that changes incorrect
C. changes meaning
D. changed meaning - its effects of chages in working condition that is investigated not "changes in working conditions’ effects"

E. to investiagte <noun clause>
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1. 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.
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance

(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance.

Why choose E over B?

IMO, it's due to the meanings:
'investigating the effects .........would have " in B is not suitable coz they didn't know what the effects would be yet" ---> that's why they "investigate"
E is better coz it sounds more logical.
I go for E.
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chose B. "that" in B is a relative clause.

In E, "what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance" is not a correct expression.
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good one ....somebody pls provide OA and OE ..? ..i am lost here :roll: :roll:
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cool_jonny009 wrote:
good one ....somebody pls provide OA and OE ..? ..i am lost here :roll: :roll:


http://www.sentencecorrection.com/forum ... f=2&t=1474 ----> ;((
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OA is B.

I don't have the OE, but this is what I think..


In E to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance


the effects change is awkward.
moreover B uses proper modifier. so B is a better choice.
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Only B places the verb investigating correctly after "the scene".

In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance.
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