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Several senior officials [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 10:28
Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition that they not be named in the story.

(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 10:38
D

A) missing 'will/would'
B) longish
C) incorrect tense
D) looks ok
E) missing 'that'
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 11:18
paddyboy wrote:
D

A) missing 'will/would'
B) longish
C) incorrect tense
D) looks ok
E) missing 'that'


nope.. :?

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Re: Several senior officials [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 11:19
(A) as it is should be correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 11:33
Several senior officials spoke ... so we can rule out B, C, D, E

Can someone please guide me on whether this is the right approach?

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 13:39
^ A ^

It is subjunctive mood.



gmatmba wrote:
Several senior officials spoke ... so we can rule out B, C, D, E

Can someone please guide me on whether this is the right approach?


gmatmba,
You can think about that assumption only for choices B and C because we need "that" here after "on condition". So, D and E are already out :)

Also another link with discussion on this question:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=27256&highlight=senior+officials
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 15:30
I am going with A.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 16:41
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=13718&highlight=several+senior+officials+spoke+press+condition
Good discussion here


'A' seems to be the right one...
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 17:29
A is good. Simple, concise.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 20:09
Will go with A
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2006, 20:18
Agree :!: :!:
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2006, 08:54
subjunctive mood, A.
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