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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 01 Sep 2007, 20:41
A for me too..

one of....is expected - CORRECT
an offer to buy - CORRECT
the deal were - subjunctive verb
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Re: SC - A tricky one, something to remember [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 21:12
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
WAS is incorrect

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 by them is incorrect.

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
with.... included is redundant

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
to be making an offer is incorrect.
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Re: SC - A tricky one, something to remember [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 21:35
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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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alright, i figured it out. C is not subjunctive mood because there is no THAT
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 22:25
There are too many answers for the question.

What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 22:48
OA is A. Congrats to those picked A. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2007, 20:36
Late but still I picked A.

Subject is singular..
Not one is similar to None...
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 18:52
What is the source of this problem because it voilates MGMAT's SANAM rule. It is creating doubt whether we should believe MGMAT's SANAM rule???
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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2008, 10:07
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: Investor [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2008, 11:04
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nothing wrong with A

In B and C they and them has no clear antecedent .D and E uses plural verb whereas the subject is singular .Also were is correctly used in A to give hypothetical situation.
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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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Re: SC-First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2009, 12:04
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I narrowed down to A and C - choose A.
1. "not one" is singular, hence we need "is"
2. We need "if...were" construction to account for an unlikely scenario
3. Ideally "that" needs to come right after "agreement", but I think if it is unambiguous, you can have it after the complement. The problem is that if you want to put "that" clause right after "agreement", you need to shift "is signed" to the end; however, in the clearest sentences the author makes every effort to write subject and verb as early in the sentence as possible.

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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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Re: SC-First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2009, 17:12
Agree with A

We are talking subjunctive mood here. If/was is wrong. If/were is correct.

B & D out.

E is out for S-V disagreement

C is out for them, which says that I will sign it.
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Re: SC-First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2009, 22:16
Dfinitely A
if...were hence B and D are out.
E is wrong bcos of usage of are
C is wrong bcos they is awkward
nitya34 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 HOldagreement 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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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 03:26
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: Potential investors, First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 03:50
Care to explain why? I have the answer from GMAT Prep but I don't quite understand it.
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Re: Potential investors, First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 04:14
duttarupam wrote:
yangsta8 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 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 incorrect use of pronoun "they" , referring to bank
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 incorrect use of pronoun
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 incorrectly refers to investors. Here "is" should be used. " Not one of the investors" is singular
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


Thanks duttarupam... so for the phrase "not one of the potential investors". Do we take that as a singular but using "not one?"
I always took the noun to be "potential investors" making it plural.
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Re: Potential investors, First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 04:19
yangsta8 wrote:
duttarupam wrote:
yangsta8 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 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 incorrect use of pronoun "they" , referring to bank
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 incorrect use of pronoun
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 incorrectly refers to investors. Here "is" should be used. " Not one of the investors" is singular
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


Thanks duttarupam... so for the phrase "not one of the potential investors". Do we take that as a singular but using "not one?"
I always took the noun to be "potential investors" making it plural.



This is an interesting one.

"not one" is SINGULAR
"NONE" is used as PLURAL. Note that when I say "used as" , I mean in GMATLAND and in common business language.

NONE of the potential investors ARE expected to .... - CORRECT
NOT ONE of the potential investors IS expected to .... - CORRECT
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Re: Potential investors, First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 04:31
Cool thanks, that's a clear explanation.
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Re: SC-First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2010, 05:19
The hypothetical subjunctive 'were' goes well with the deal. Other verbs must be singular.

The given statement is correct.
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Re: SC-First Interstate Bank [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2010, 05:47
IMO A.

C is pretty close, but A sounds better.
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