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# 14. Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition

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14. Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition that they not be named in the story.
(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named

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Location: Russian Federation
GMAT 3: 740 Q40 V50
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GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
GMAT 6: 680 Q47 V36
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GMAT 11: 500 Q47 V33
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WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)

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30 May 2004, 06:43
You need condition + that and also subjunctive mood.
Only A satsfies that.

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02 Jun 2004, 07:31
I am not completely convinced as to why (A) is the answer. Can anyone refute (B).

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GMAT 14: 760 Q49 V44
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)

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02 Jun 2004, 11:05
B is wordy..GMAT test preparers look for compact answers.

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02 Jun 2004, 11:33
I think it should be B. A doesn't clearly say who "they" is.

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03 Jun 2004, 01:11

On condition that + an infinitive without "to" (subjunctive mood). "They" clearly refers to "several senior officials."

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03 Jun 2004, 01:11
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