Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named
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
This question has been discussed many times, but most people just say why the OA is right.
So I am wondering why b and c are wrong although I picked a as an answer.
I am guessing...
"spoke" is obvously past tense, but b is future and c is present.
Is it correct to say that the reason b and c are wrong is the inconsistent tense?