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A week after the Ministry of Heavy Industries rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be built in Scotland, provided the labor unions withdraw their protests.
(A) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be
(B) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships would be
(C) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it had announced that the Royal Navy warships would be
(D) had rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be
(E) had rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it had announced that the Royal Navy warships will be

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New post 23 Oct 2017, 20:25
Option "D"
Ministry...clause happened before it announced.....clause so
Ministry of Heavy Industry had rescued....past perfect
It announced that...past simple...

But I have doubt in "will be" that must be placed with "would be" as all the events happened in past.
Plz clear my doubt.

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A week after the Ministry of Heavy Industries rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be built in Scotland, provided the labor unions withdraw their protests.
(A) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be
(B) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships would be
(C) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it had announced that the Royal Navy warships would be
(D) had rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be
(E) had rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it had announced that the Royal Navy warships will be

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Past Perfect (had rescued) is tempting, but we need a sequence of tenses here.

announced .... will
announced .... would

C is wrong because announcing is not before rescuing, so "had announced" doesn't work here.

I'd go for B.
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A week after the Ministry of Heavy Industries rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be built in Scotland, provided the labor unions withdraw their protests.

Because all events happened in the past, the use of "will be" is unacceptable. Therefore eliminate A, D and E.

Consider B and C, it's quite a tricky sentence since the past perfect action happens before certain event that is the conclusion of the action.

Timeline: (1) earliest => (2) past => (3) now

Timeline in this sentence: (1) the Ministry rescued => (2) it announced that => (3) provided the labor unions withdraw

Remember rule of past-perfect tense is: if there are two events in the past A and B, past-perfect tense is appropriate use if event A must end when event B interrupts it.

Then, it had announced ... the labor unions withdrew their protests.

Hence C correct.

(A) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be
(B) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships would be
(C) rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it had announced that the Royal Navy warships would be
(D) had rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it announced that the Royal Navy warships will be
(E) had rescued Glasgow’s shipyards from closure, it had announced that the Royal Navy warships will be

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