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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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05 Aug 2008, 20:01
IMO A

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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 ("it" correctly refers to schedule; and "is" is necessary since it needs to be in present tense you cannot have "was assigned" as it will make it past tense.
(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is ("had" is wrong; to use "had" correctly you need to past activities and the had will go with the activity that happened first)
(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 (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
. "had" is also wrong --- it does not follow past perfect rules.

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11 Aug 2008, 09:24
OA seems to be A)
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99. 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
Here although part in past(agreed) ....he said(past) then it must be management (knew)---Plz clarify the use of tenses in the options
I need clarification between A, C and D....

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17 Jul 2009, 05:15
A looks like the correct ans.Plz post the OA.

C is wrong because 'they' does not have an antecedent i.e. it is not referring to anything

D uses the wrong tense 'was'

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99. 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
Here although part in past(agreed) ....he said(past) then it must be management (knew)---Plz clarify the use of tenses in the options
I need clarification between A, C and D....

you need a independent clause after the comma (or after the dependent clause in our case) so E doesn't make sense.
in E, 'saying that' here saying is 'verb' but who is saying it? so subject is missing.

'B' is wrong because this option needs a 'that clause' 'he said it' is wrong. and 'had to be' and 'is' ..doesnt make sense.

C ..'they' refers to what?
D is wrong for past tense use.

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17 Jul 2009, 22:58
IMO A.

D is changing the meaning of original sentence by using " would have to be posted " which introduces uncertainity. Whereas A is using "must"
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99. 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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18 Aug 2009, 17:21
humm , i first picked D and then A

D has a mistake
(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

was - is incorrect

ugimba - did you rejected this because this is passive

if i change this to
he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone is

will option D becomes correct ?
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18 Aug 2009, 17:29
A, said that is needed, so B is out, said ... past tense to agree with the first part of the sentence, so E is out, E is also not a complete sentence...D they is unclear who "they" are....C why would they need to know what everyone "was" doing, they want to know what everyone is doing at the moment...so think the past tense in C doesn't make sense...

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18 Aug 2009, 17:50
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humm , i first picked D and then A

D has a mistake
(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

was - is incorrect

ugimba - did you rejected this because this is passive

if i change this to
he said that the schedule would have to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor would know what everyone is

will option D becomes correct ?

I too thought D was correct at the beginning but some how 'would have to be posted' did not sound right .... I think at the end of D,'was' is correct. or may be 'were' to tell past unreal but I don't see how that fits here. but definitely not 'is'.

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18 Aug 2009, 20:11
(A) he said that it must be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor will know what everyone is

We can eliminate all answer choices that have it, because in this case, it refers to the 'flexible work schedule'. And obviously what needs to be posted here is simply the work schedule. Flexible is just an adjective modifyuing the work schedule.

(B) he said it had to be posted on the bulletin board so that both management and labor knows what everyone is

Same explantion as above.

(C) he said that they would have to post the assignments on the bulletin board so that management and labor knew what everyone was - who are 'they'?

(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 - I like this choice because it repeats the word schedule. Seems clear and no ambiguities.

(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 - run on sentence, In correct use of 'had been' past perfect continuous.

What is the OA?

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99. 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

the schedule is yet ot be poted so everyone " is " yet to know their assigned tasks ...
so straight away eliminate C,D,E ...

"Management and labor" should go with "know" as it is a plural usage .... so eliminate B as well.

A is right.
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31 Oct 2009, 15:27
A brings a tense issue.

I would have chosen D... even if the OS "seems" to be A!

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99. 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
Here although part in past(agreed) ....he said(past) then it must be management (knew)---Plz clarify the use of tenses in the options
I need clarification between A, C and D....

Choice C contains “they” which incorrectly refers to work schedule. Hence Choice C is out.

Regarding A and D. “would have” is used in conditional statements Ex: If I had X, I would have Y.

If manager is putting conditions to agree for a more flexible schedule "would have" could have been a better choice. however in this case the manager has already agreed for a more flexible schedule. So a simple future tense would suffice
So D is out
Hence the correct sentence is A

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I think the so called OA is wrong and correct answer is (D).

The reason is that, when we use reported speech, all the verbs should be in the tenses that were appropriate for the time of speaking.

In our case, everything manager says should be in the future in the past ("would"). Using simple present is wrong.

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shalva wrote:
I think the so called OA is wrong and correct answer is (D).

The reason is that, when we use reported speech, all the verbs should be in the tenses that were appropriate for the time of speaking.

In our case, everything manager says should be in the future in the past ("would"). Using simple present is wrong.

Even I thought that D is correct but eliminated it coz of "what everyone was assigned to do". I believe that was here is incorrect. Moreover the intent of the given sentence by using would instead of must is altered in some way.

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I am with D, because for me is tha way to report indirect speech, but OA is A.
Could anybody clarify?
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shalva wrote:
I think the so called OA is wrong and correct answer is (D).

The reason is that, when we use reported speech, all the verbs should be in the tenses that were appropriate for the time of speaking.

In our case, everything manager says should be in the future in the past ("would"). Using simple present is wrong.

Same here.
I am with D, since I think it is the way used to report indirect speech.
Could anybody clarify?
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17 Jul 2010, 19:46
sudeep wrote:
ugimba wrote:
noboru wrote:
99. 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

we should have 'he said that'
A

Can you explain why 'that' is necessary?

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