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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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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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13 Jun 2006, 11:18
D

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

nope..
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13 Jun 2006, 11:19
(A) as it is should be correct.
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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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13 Jun 2006, 11:44
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... +condition
Good discussion here
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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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13 Jun 2006, 15:30
I am going with A.
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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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13 Jun 2006, 17:29
A is good. Simple, concise.
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13 Jun 2006, 20:09
Will go with A
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13 Jun 2006, 20:18
Agree
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17 Jun 2006, 08:54
subjunctive mood, A.
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