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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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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2006, 06:23
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OA: A

can someone clarify this:

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.

is that refers to agreement ? Thought it does not make sense to refer to signed but wondering why it can't ?

"a merger agreement is signed" is one phrase + that includes...

that is modifying the agreement, regardless of whether or not it was signed.


Yup A here...

B and C use they and them - No Clear referrent

D and E - Out bcos of are
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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 13:12
Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an effort to buy First Interstate Bank until a merge 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 merge 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 merge agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was
C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merge 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 merge 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 merge agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 07:08
"Not one.."singular hence is - which eliminates (D) and (E)..Again "deal were" is correct usage hence (A) and (C) are left over. Pronoun "them" is incorrect here..Hence (A)
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 10:36
Not one is something similar to None.

so it is singular ...

A is the right one.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 13:19
Guys, at A,

doesn't this sound awkward a merge agreement is signed that includes ? Specifically, is signed that....

who can help me out?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 18:26
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Guys, at A,

doesn't this sound awkward a merge agreement is signed that includes ? Specifically, is signed that....

who can help me out?


I'll take a shot :wink:
that and which modify the closest noun. In a merge agreement is signed that includes the closest noun is merge agreement. So the modifier is correct.
Another reason for choosing A would be for the subjunctive mood : if-were
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2006, 22:26
one of...is...signed... if...were...

scan and eliminate the flaws in all the others.
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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2007, 22:32
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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Re: SC-agreement [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2007, 22:45
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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


one of the potential investors is a singular subject and require singular verb.

A,B,C - left

B - 'they' no referrent
C - 'them' no referrent

Clear A.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2007, 22:47
A here as well.

Also, we need the subjunctive "if the deal were to"
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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 00:24
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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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 08:25
B is the only grammatically correct answer, I think.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 09:47
i'll go for E..
cuz it shud b--not one of d investors 'are' and not 'is' cuz 'investors' is plural
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Re: SC - A tricky one, something to remember [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 12:40
solidcolor wrote:
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


A.
one of...is, eliminate D, E
B and C use "they" to refer to the bank and it is incorrect.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 13:07
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 - CORRECT.
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 - " FOR BUYING" IS NOT CORRECT.
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 - "BE SIGNED" DOES NOT SOUND RIGHT.
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 - " ARE" IS INCORRECT".
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-"ARE" IS INCORRECT.
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Re: SC - A tricky one, something to remember [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 13:25
Not sure what is the net effect of 'Not one'? Is it like 'None' well then None is one of the SANAM [some, any, none, all, most/many] subjects which can be singular or plural depending on the context and here it would be plural.

On two opposite side but I thought A and E were close.
They both make use of subjunctive to provide a needed touch for a existing potential.

I like the use of 'that' in A and that makes the whole sentence very clean.
Besides E (expected to be making VS expected to make).
A.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 14:10
I will go with A. Not one of.. requires singular verb "is" and use of were at the end is correct due to subjenctive mood.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 15:07
I was torn between D and E. I will pick D here.
We need "are" to agree with investors and need "it" to refer to the bank. Also was is needed to agree with the deal.
I don't think it is subjuntive case because if this is an subjuntive case then it/they clause need to be in past tense.

For example- If I were rich then I would buy luxury house.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 17:04
Just a note for those tend to make the same mistake:

I eliminate all choices with "if it WERE", thinking that WERE must be WAS or IS. However I forgot an important type of conditional sentence.
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Re: SC - A tricky one, something to remember [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 20:15
i cannot figure out the structure of A. Why is A wrong/correct? THAT is a relative pronoun and it is modifying signed, and therefore incorrect.

C is may be wrong because C is passive. however, it is not enough to eliminate C.

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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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