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# 4) Although the human resource manager agreed to an

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4) Although the human resource manager agreed to an abbreviated holiday schedule, he said that it must be posted on the corporate web site so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.

(A) he said that it must be posted on the corporate web site so that both management and labor will know what everyone is
(B) he said it had to be posted on the corporate web site so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the corporate web site so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the corporate web site so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the corporate web site so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been

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What is the approach here and what is the right answer?
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11 Sep 2004, 10:57
D for me
A) suddenly reverts to present tense when this must really be in past form
B) "knows" does not properly refer to "management and labor"
C) who does "they" refer to?
D) properly talks about futurity in the past with "would"
E) very convoluted and introduces a participial phrase which is also a clause and this is awfully wrong
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11 Sep 2004, 15:20
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Choice A is correct. The original statement is correct, while each of the answer choices contain errors in verb tense or subject/verb agreement.

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11 Sep 2004, 15:43

I kind of did not like the double repetition of "would" in D.
Ex: I would have done it if it helped me --> would + conditional clause
Ex: I would have done it if it would have helped me --> I believe double use of would is wrong.

I think A is right and I agree with OA. This has to do indeed with subjunctive mood - giving a command "said that it must".

This was a tricky one.
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