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Alley requested that after her death, Tom be appointed the board of the directorship.

(A) be appointed
(B) be appointed to
(C) that is appointed to
(D) be appointed as
(E) get appointed as

Originally posted by pbms on 30 Dec 2016, 17:45.
Last edited by pbms on 31 Dec 2016, 19:18, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 31 Dec 2016, 04:00
was confused between D and E.
I finally go with "D"
pls let me know it is the correct OA ?
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pbms wrote:
Alley requested that after her death, Tom be appointed the board of the directorship.

(A) be appointed
(B) be appointed to
(C) that is appointed to
(D) be appointed as
(E) get appointed as



(D) uses correct Subjunctive Usage
, X be Y


Alley requested that after her death, Tom be appointed as the board of the directorship.
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pbms wrote:
Alley requested that after her death, Tom be appointed the board of the directorship.

(A) be appointed
(B) be appointed to
(C) that is appointed to
(D) be appointed as
(E) get appointed as


" Request " Requires a subjunctive I agree.
But how can a person be appointed" as" the board of something?
Can a single person comprise a board ?

on the other hand I feel B uses the subjunctive correctly and makes the meaning clear.

subjunctive construction = bossy verb + that + subject + subjunctive

bossy verb + that + subject + subjunctive
(B) requested that Tom be ( appointed to the board of Directorship ).

Hence feels as though B should be OA.
Please enlighten ?
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pbms wrote:
Alley requested that after her death, Tom be appointed the board of the directorship.

(A) be appointed
(B) be appointed to
(C) that is appointed to
(D) be appointed as
(E) get appointed as


Dear Expert ,

Can you please have a look at this doubt of mine , thank you.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/alley-reques ... l#p1910669
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pbms wrote:
Alley requested that after her death, Tom be appointed the board of the directorship.

(A) be appointed
(B) be appointed to
(C) that is appointed to
(D) be appointed as
(E) get appointed as


Could you kindly recheck that the OA is D and not B. Kindly share the source as well.
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New post 19 Aug 2017, 10:15
first i dont know what is board of directorship
I do know board of directors, myabe thats a source of mistake
but as i understand the meaning is board of directors. which usually consists a few or more people
as board of directors sounds like he will be the board and not within the board
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New post 19 Aug 2017, 11:16
Hi All,

Look at the source of this question. This question is selfmade. "BEAWARE".

I donot prefer to solve questions that are self made or from poor sources.

I agree with what stne said above.

This question is wrong.

I will regard this question as Z grade. :-D
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