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Re: Zumit SC 003 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2008, 13:40
Guys it may sound silly but i have a question here....

The sentence has a "had implemented" => past perfect tense. Can someone tell me what are the two event here and which one occurred first? Does it mean that the contamination occurred after the government implemented the strict measures?
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Re: Zumit SC 003 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2008, 13:55
A, C, D = "it" is modifying illiness, whereas it should modify government.

B & E = would try wins

E ?
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Re: Zumit SC 003 [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2008, 03:28
We need "that" for //, so only B and E remain. Now we have a problem: E sounds good, but we have a past perfect tense and we need one more action. On the other hand, in the original sentence we have "will" and in E we have "would'. I chose B.
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sc [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 16:27
The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

(A) it will try
(B) that it tried
(C) it had tried
(D) it would have tried
(E) that it would try




m confused between b and e
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2008, 18:46
health commissioner "said" something about "future" in "past" :)

'would try' best suits this situation.

as we need "that" as well, E should be the correct answer here.
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 13:36
Hi guys,

IMO C

it's the only one that follows the //ism:

Quote:
the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and had tried to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.


OA and source?

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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 13:58
E makes sense here.

that it would try fits well.

but I could not eliminate "it will try" for any grammatical error ? any pointers here..
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2008, 20:04
Just Wondring ... why not A??

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

- The health a talks abt the previous measures and then says what - it will try in the future..to prevent it from happening again.
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2008, 20:06
opps...it should be E.
didnt read the option properly.
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SC: government [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 04:42
The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.
a it will try
b that it tried
c it had tried
d it would have tried
e that it would try

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Re: SC: government [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 05:49
IMO E.

1. "that" is parallel to "that"
2. Past form - would
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Re: SC: government [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 05:56
priyankur_saha@ml.com explained it very well.
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Re: SC: government [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 09:37
In for A

I don't think 'that' in the first part of sentence and 'that' in E are parallels because 'despite the recent illness' will not belong to either the first part or the second part of the sentence

The below structure in A works fine for me

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future

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Re: SC: government [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 09:46
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In for A

I don't think 'that' in the first part of sentence and 'that' in E are parallels because 'despite the recent illness' will not belong to either the first part or the second part of the sentence

The below structure in A works fine for me

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future

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Yes, despite the recent illness is a dependent clause and the sentence reads just fine in E, with out the Dependent clause and misses the parallelism with out the "that"

Also, would shows the uncertainty+future correctly.

Had implemented (past perfect)

Said (past)

Would (future + uncertainty)

I am finding it difficult to explain the choice of would over will. I will edit If I come up with better explanation
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Re: SC: government [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 22:07
OA is E
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Tuesday Q3 - Health Commissioner [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2009, 05:59
The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

A. it will try
B. that it tried
C. it had tried
D. it would have tried
E. that it would try
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Re: Tuesday Q3 - Health Commissioner [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2009, 07:23
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Re: Tuesday Q3 - Health Commissioner [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2009, 11:23
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The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses,that it would try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.


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Re: Tuesday Q3 - Health Commissioner [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2009, 07:20
I feel that choice E...''that it would try''.... is correct, because with this choice the 'it' clearly refers to the government and not to the health commissioner.

this is not completely clear in the first option.
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Re: Tuesday Q3 - Health Commissioner [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2009, 10:13
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The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

A. it will try
B. that it tried
C. it had tried
D. it would have tried
E. that it would try

I think the answer is C. "that" in option B & E is unnecessasry. "will" in option A is wrong as the complete sentence is in past tense.
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