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# Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work

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Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.

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

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21 Sep 2008, 19:49
stallone wrote:
Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.

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

D is the answer. A and B are wrong because "it" is not clearly defined. C is wrong because the work schedule is singular, thus the use of "they" is wrong. E is wrong because had been at the end of the sentence is wrong.
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22 Sep 2008, 14:53
stallone wrote:
Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.

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

Hi

A is the correct answer. Will & is reflect the correct tense. Use of would & was is incorrect.
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22 Sep 2008, 17:20
jatinrai wrote:
stallone wrote:
Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.

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

Hi

A is the correct answer. Will & is reflect the correct tense. Use of would & was is incorrect.

I know OA for this q is A. However, I still do not understand why we have to use future/present tense such as will and is. Grammatically, past tense would be more appropriate. Pls some one explain. THx in advance.
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22 Sep 2008, 20:53
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is
(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was
(D) he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone was
(E) saying that the schedule had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone had been

B: "knows" is wrong since "management and labor" is plural. WRONG
C: "they" has no referent. WRONG
D: "must" vs "would. must is an obligation where as "would" is conditional. changes the meaning. WRONG
E: "saying that" is wrong and the sentence is awkward. WRONG

IMO A.
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22 Sep 2008, 21:07
Richardson wrote:
jatinrai wrote:
stallone wrote:
Although the manager agreed to a more flexible work schedule, he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is assigned to do.

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

Hi

A is the correct answer. Will & is reflect the correct tense. Use of would & was is incorrect.

I know OA for this q is A. However, I still do not understand why we have to use future/present tense such as will and is. Grammatically, past tense would be more appropriate. Pls some one explain. THx in advance.

The reason I choose A over C is because the assignment will show what everyone is doing or suppose to do in future ( once the flexible work schedule is implemented.)

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