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# Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition

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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
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24 Sep 2009, 22:11
I would say C
A sounds awkward and subjunctive is not necessary
B will is not required because the action (spoke) is already done
D & E sounds wierd too

Whats OA?
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04 Oct 2009, 08:00
See several-senior-officials-80861.html?highlight=that+they+be+named

Subjunctive mood.
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04 Oct 2009, 22:49
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29 Oct 2009, 15:57
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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

Condition>>Subjunctive reqd>>use "that".
Eliminate D,E

I think we can eliminate C on the grounds that the press reports will happen in the future..C uses present tense..

Explanations for A and B please!!

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29 Oct 2009, 21:57
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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

Condition>>Subjunctive reqd>>use "that".
Eliminate D,E

I think we can eliminate C on the grounds that the press reports will happen in the future..C uses present tense..

Explanations for A and B please!!

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Subjunctive is formed with "That" + "Infinitive form of the verb"

(A) Condition that be named
(B) cONDITION that will be named
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30 Oct 2009, 04:09
Dam'it ! I would have chosen B but a conditionnal would have been better (would)

I did not see the subjunctive form
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Defn of Subjunctive Mood

The subjunctive mood is the verb form used to express a command, a wish, a suggestion or a condition that is contrary to fact. A verb in the subjunctive mood may have a different form to one with the same subject which is not in the subjunctive mood.

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04 Jun 2015, 03:51
riteshbindal 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

B and C present the pattern in which the verb form of of subjuctive mood is used. so, "will" and "are" are wrong

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24 Sep 2016, 07:21
Another error for (b): since we have "in condition", which mean "if", we can not use "will" - the future tense - in the if clause.
(c) and (d) wrong because the error "preposition + participle". In this case, error is "of not having".

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