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The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 12:50
This is b/w D and E. IMO D

E uses the past participle and in D "have been" is same as using the past tense.
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 12:52
This makes A, B, and C is wrong because of "quicker".

Between D and E, we are comparing a past activity with present so I will go with E, but somehow I am not convinced about it. D looks equally good.

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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 13:11
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This makes A, B, and C is wrong because of "quicker".

Between D and E, we are comparing a past activity with present so I will go with E, but somehow I am not convinced about it. D looks equally good.



Why is "quicker" wrong?

quicker = more quickly

Refer to: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quicker scroll down to the thesaurus section?

In my opinion, answer should be A.
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 13:13
id like to know why quicker is wrong as well ... i would have chosen B
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2008, 18:47
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The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past


Quicker = More quickly

Simple past is precise and clearly stated in "C"

"have been" incorrect --- it means impementation started in the past and continuing into present.
"had been" incorrect - past perfect tense is uncessary. Past perfect tense is used to indicate that one action occurred before another action in the past. In other words, past perfect tense indicates the first of the two actions.*


C is correct answer

what is OA
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 14:32
I feel it should be C, for the use of simple past tense.
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 16:31
I think A, B, C wrong here because use of quicker is wrong .

If we ask the question "how was the strategy implemented" ? the answer should be an adverb (more quickly ) not an adjective (quicker) .

Between D and E , I go with E , "had been in the past" is correct , "have been" suggests that action is continuing in present .
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 18:50
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I think A, B, C wrong here because use of quicker is wrong .

If we ask the question "how was the strategy implemented" ? the answer should be an adverb (more quickly ) not an adjective (quicker) .

Between D and E , I go with E , "had been in the past" is correct , "have been" suggests that action is continuing in present .


Here "quicker" is active as adverb.

see the below link... quicker can be adverb or adjective also.
http://www.answers.com/topic/quick
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2008, 15:02
more..quickly is wordy.. i mean a simple quicker than is fine..

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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2008, 15:11
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The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past



how can C be right...

dont we need passive.... the guidelines DID ??? ..

quickly correctly modifies implemented...D IMO
Please post OA


to add... i chose D over E... as it says SHOULD and no second event... but not sure... can someone confirm this...please
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 08:30
IMO (E) is correct.
"quickly" modifies the verb "implemented" and "more..than" brings out the comparision clearly.
Use of past perfect tense - "had been" is required to bring out the time sequence clearly.
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 09:00
The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past -> Correct answer

Neither "quicker" nor "more quickly" is incorrect grammer since both of these are used in different contexts :
consider the following examples :
1)raj is quicker than rakesh in sports.
2)raj can complete his homework more quickly than rakesh can.
from the above we can understand that quicker is just an adjective and used with nouns."more quickly" is associated with verbs or actions.

here we are comparig the implementation of strategies and not the strategies .Hence more quickly usage is apt.hence we eliminate (A),(B) and (C).
(D) Vs (E) -> (E) is better since have been in (E) makes it incorrect since it appears as is implementation is still continuing.
hence IMO (E)
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Re: SC - sunrise policy [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2008, 15:09
I agree with spriya's thoughts on quicker vs more quickly

That said I clearly see two actions here

(1) Implementations that were done in the past.

(2) Implementations that should be done now and going forward.

Do we need a present perfect or past perfect? I feel past perfect is needed

One reason why C probably is wrong

What do you think "they" in C refers to? The only plural thing I can read is Strategy guidelines. That made me pull out C.
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