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The CEO has proposed a new policy requiring that employees should retain all pensions indefinitely or be allowed to cash them in at retirement.

a)that employees should retain all pensions
b)that all pensions be retained by employees
c)the retaining by employees of all pensions
d)employee's retension of all pensions
e)employees to retain all pensions
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I think the correct answer is B,
as "be retained ... " is parallel to "be allowed.."
can you please post OE ??
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Gavan wrote:
The CEO has proposed a new policy requiring that employees should retain all pensions indefinitely or be allowed to cash them in at retirement.

a)that employees should retain all pensions
b)that all pensions be retained by employees
c)the retaining by employees of all pensions
d)employee's retension of all pensions
e)employees to retain all pensions



Choice B change the meaning and make the pronoun "them" refer wrong antecedent. "all pensions" cannot "be allowed to cash".

Correct choice is E
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+1 for E for ||

to retain || to cash
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+1 for E for ||

to retain || to cash


Nope, to retain not parallel with to cash. If those two verb are ||, how can you explain with "be". Just see the pronoun "them" in underlined part. "them" in choice B have clearer antecedent "pensions" instead of "employees". If use choice B, the non-underlined part will become "pensions be allowed to cash them (pensions or employees) in at retirements.
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Gavan wrote:
The CEO has proposed a new policy requiring that employees should retain all pensions indefinitely or be allowed to cash them in at retirement.

a)that employees should retain all pensions
b)that all pensions be retained by employees
c)the retaining by employees of all pensions
d)employee's retension of all pensions
e)employees to retain all pensions


be allowed to cash them -> suggests that employees needs to be the subject
B, C and D out

E is the only option that treats employees to retain and employees be allowed - idiomatic and parallel
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||. looking for to/be retain. B has wrong pronoun reference. E.
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The CEO has proposed a new policy requiring that employees should retain all pensions indefinitely or be allowed to cash them in at retirement.

a)that employees should retain all pensions
b)that all pensions be retained by employees
c)the retaining by employees of all pensions
d)employee's retension of all pensions
e)employees to retain all pensions

If we split the sentence according to choice E, we get,

1. The CEO has proposed a new policy requiring employees to retain all pensions
2. The CEO has proposed a new policy requiring employees be allowed to cash pensions in at retirement

As I know,
There are two possible constructions after ‘require’. One is ‘someone requires someone else to do something’, the other is the uses in subjunctive.

Split 1: Follows the 1st uses of 'require'
Split 2: Tries to follow the second uses of 'require', but misses subjunctive 'that'. Is it correct?

Correct me if I am wrong.
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