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In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance.

(A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance
(C) for investigating what are the effects in workers’ performance that changes in working conditions would cause
(D) that investigated changes in working conditions’ effects on workers’ performance
(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 03:09
mba07 wrote:
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Why not (D), for example? :?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 05:55
Another B

D cant be as it says intensive series of experiments has investigated.

but we are talking about the scene in 20's.

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Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Another B

D cant be as it says intensive series of experiments has investigated.

but we are talking about the scene in 20's.

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I agree with B. However, I do not understand your explanation, Amardeep. There is no "has" in D.
I am actually having a hard time explaining why D is wrong. Is it because of unnecessary use of possessive nouns? Or is it the fact that experiments cannot investigate the causes? In that case, how is B different?
Can anyone explain please?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 20:19
Its B.
D is wrong because it changes the meaning of the sentence.
The experiments investigated the effects of the changes not the changes themselves.

I was stuck b/w B and E...chose B because 'what' in E seems wordy...any thoughts??
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 21:21
We need would have in the unlined sentence

leaves us with B and E

in E "what the effects changes in working conditions" is awkward

moreover the usage investigating effects is correct
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 04:31
Dear nervousgmat,


What I mean is that D changes the meaning of the sentence as it appear that intensive series of experiments has investigated

sorry for the confusion... I dont meas has is in D.

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 06:57
Agree wtih B. In D, 'that' modifies 'experiment' making it look like the experiment is actually doing something physically, when in fact, it's just a function.
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Re: SC - Hawthorne Works [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 07:47
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In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance.

(A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance
(C) for investigating what are the effects in workers’ performance that changes in working conditions would cause
(D) that investigated changes in working conditions’ effects on workers’ performance
(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance

OA is B


D introduces a subtle change in meaning -

The focus is on the effects that changes in working conditions WOULD HAVE on employees and not the effect that changing working conditions would have
There's a subtle difference between CHANGES IN WORKING CONDITIONS and CHANGING WORKING CONDITIONS

Not sure if I've been able to explain it properly and correctly but that's what I feel.
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Re: SC - Hawthorne Works [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 14:02
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D introduces a subtle change in meaning -

The focus is on the effects that changes in working conditions WOULD HAVE on employees and not the effect that changing working conditions would have
There's a subtle difference between CHANGES IN WORKING CONDITIONS and CHANGING WORKING CONDITIONS

Not sure if I've been able to explain it properly and correctly but that's what I feel.


I think I've got what you mean... It is better to say here (1) "the effects that changes in working conditions would have" rather than (2) "changes in working conditions’ effects on", because in (1) changes would have the effects, in (2) the effects of working conditions (not changes of working conditions). So (1) must be preferable :wink:
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