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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were

B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were

D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was

E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

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New post 24 Sep 2005, 08:30
Between (A) and (E), I pick (A).
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New post 24 Sep 2005, 08:45
A as well.

"one" is singular so D and E are out.

B introduces a pronoun (they) that is incorrect. "one" is singular. Plus, it has "for buying" in the choice. You need the infinitive form of the verb here after "is expected to"

C does the same as B by including "them"
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New post 24 Sep 2005, 11:40
I will go with A.
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New post 24 Sep 2005, 21:06
A. Was is not correct in B and D. E is ungrammatical. them in C is also unclear.
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New post 24 Sep 2005, 21:09
honnestly, in day test, i would have chosen B
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New post 25 Sep 2005, 08:47
One more vote for A

Not one of plural noun + singular verb

BTW, if clause here is unreal condition clause, right?

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New post 25 Sep 2005, 09:34
What is the OA
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New post 25 Sep 2005, 10:18
One more for A.

What is the OA?
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New post 25 Sep 2005, 20:44
What's wrong in B ? :oops:
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New post 25 Sep 2005, 20:54
one more vore for A
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New post 25 Sep 2005, 22:26
A because the other options such as B and C contains the word "them" when it shoudln't, and answers D and E uses are when the subject is singular.
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New post 25 Sep 2005, 23:43
I choose "D"...:( Against popular choice.


Can u plz confirm OA...
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New post 26 Sep 2005, 03:52
A it is..

B : is....they
C : is...them
D : "deal was..." I guess, it sud be "deal were not to be"
E : "to be making an offer to buy" sounds ambigious.



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New post 26 Sep 2005, 09:42
I'm also with A.

Not one has to agree with is, so D and E are out.

In B, an offer for buying is wrong so we're left with A and C. In C, to be signed by them is an awkward construction so A it is.

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New post 27 Sep 2005, 22:56
I would pick B.
Is " deal" a plural or uncountable noun??? How can A be correct?!
I think in B, offer( a noun) for buying is ok. Only when offer is a verb , to connect verb with verb, we use "to".
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New post 28 Sep 2005, 06:11
sentence is fine as it is, A.
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New post 28 Sep 2005, 06:26
Another one for A.

In B, the use of was is incorrect. The subjunctive is needed: were.
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New post 28 Sep 2005, 06:53
I catch what you meant.Thanks jdtomatito~!
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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were
B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was
C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were
D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was
E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

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