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Will/would again. Request for help [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 02:57
To this long discussed SC(one week old),

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A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.

(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could


sangarelli wrote:
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Well actually i fnd this on this very forum,

use will when looking forward from the present to the future.
use would when looking forward from the past to the future.


And in this forum many agreed with this easy to remind rule.

But if I apply this rule to

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Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been


it doesn't work anymore. So what is to believe?? OA is A but doesn't match the rule which led me to choose D.

Has someone idea about it?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 04:29
Well this rule does not make much sense to me...have never read a grammar book that mentions this distinction between will and would...

sangarelli wrote:
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Well actually i fnd this on this very forum,

use will when looking forward from the present to the future.
use would when looking forward from the past to the future.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 05:24
"Manager agreed" is in the past, but "must be posted" is present passive; hence "will", as a shift from present to future.
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