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named [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 07:33
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

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Re: named [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 07:57
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Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar


I pick A; Don't see anything wrong with it.
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Re: named [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 12:51
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar


.... condition that they be named... is OK
so negative should be OK as well

A for me
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 14:35
My ANswer was B . But then A also looks fine. Whats the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 16:07
OA is A, but why B is wrong? can someone explain me?

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Re: named [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 16:16
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

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Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that their names will not be used in the press reports

i think that's the main reason. also. it is too wordy and awkward
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Re: named [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 16:33
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar


is it because of subjunctive?
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Re: named [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 22:06
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Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar


is it because of subjunctive?


I believe so.
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Re: named [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 22:29
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar


is it because of subjunctive?


I believe so.


then, what is the subjunctive word?
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Re: named [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2007, 05:25
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar


Will go for 'A'.

It is more firm and definite to bring out the refusal from the officers

(B) it still allows a possibility...more towards a desire or opportunity

(C) are not - present tense - bad diction
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2007, 06:17
In B, isn't it wrong to say "their names", rather it should say "their name" as every financial officer is having one name and not several names?

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2007, 10:06
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
OA is A, but why B is wrong? can someone explain me?

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I eliminated B because 1) there is nothing wrong with A and 2) even though B may be correct, it is saying the same thing as A but uses more words. Therefore, A is a better choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2007, 19:00
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
In B, isn't it wrong to say "their names", rather it should say "their name" as every financial officer is having one name and not several names?

Amar


Their - pronoun. So names in plural form is good.
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