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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named


 


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(A) that they not be named
Incorrect. This is correct but more formal than B

(B) that their names will not be used
This option is grammatically correct and concise

(C) that their names are not used
Incorrect. It uses the present tense ("are") instead of the future tense ("will").

(D) of not being named
Incorrect. It changes the structure of the sentence and makes it less clear.

(E) they will not be named
Incorrect. This changes the meaning of the sentence. It sounds like a statement of fact rather than a condition set by the individuals.
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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named
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Meaning is important to solve the question. Lets use POE to arrive at a single answer.
A - it seems that it is a subjunctive mood. Lets keep it. '' they'' refers to individuals.
B - will not be used - it gives a different meaning than intended meaning. Moreover, why the use of future tense? it is about habitual action.
C - Better than B , but intended meaning requires subjunctive mood. It is not subjunctive , so C is out.
D - on the condition of not being named - incorrect . Being cant refer to individuals in this case. D is out.
E - it is an independent clause, so, 2 independent clauses cant be just put in one sentence. E is out.

A is our winner.
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A) that they not be named
Correct subjunctive mood

(B) that their names will not be used
Incorrect will not be
(C) that their names are not used
Incorrect use of are not used

(D) of not being named
Incorrect of being

(E) they will not be named
Incorrect use of will and missing that

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Answer D
On condition 'of not being named' is correct.

They / their not needed as we already know the statement is talking about the individuals journalists speak to.

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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named


 


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The use of 'condition' warrants a use of subjunctive. The typical construction in this case will be 'condition+that+something be done'.
None of the B, C, D, and E follow the construction. A follows it properly and hence is a correct choice.
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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named

A clear case of pronoun error, as the pronoun 'their' has already been used for reporters, now 'they' and its forms can not be used for individuals as well. Therefore, all the choice except D eliminated, and D is the winner even after using 'being'as a modifier (usage of which is sin in GMAT).

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two plural subjects reporters & individuals
they , their usage is not correct as it leads to modifier issue
eliminate all options except D
of not being named
OPTION D is correct


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(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named


 


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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named Incorrect
(B) that their names will not be usedCorrect
(C) that their names are not usedIncorrect
(D) of not being namedIncorrect
(E) they will not be namedIncorrect
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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named
THIS IS IDIOMATICALLY CORRECT.

(B) that their names will not be used
THIS IS IDIOMATICALLY INCORRECT.

(C) that their names are not used
THIS IS IDIOMATICALLY INCORRECT.

(D) of not being named
THIS IS IDIOMATICALLY INCORRECT.

(E) they will not be name
THIS IS IDIOMATICALLY INCORRECT.

ANSWER = A
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In options A, B, C, and E, the use of "their" and "they" is confusing, as each can refer to "reporters" or "individuals"

D. Correct. Correct idiom "on condition of" and no pronoun error
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The phrase "that they not be named" is a gerund phrase, which is a verb form that functions as a noun. Gerund phrases are typically used as the subject or object of a sentence, but they can also be used as a modifier. In this case, the gerund phrase "that they not be named" is used as a modifier of the noun "condition." This means that the phrase is describing the condition of the individuals who speak to reporters.

The other answer choices are not as good as (A).

(B) uses the infinitive phrase "that their names will not be used." Infinitive phrases are typically used as the object of a verb, but they can also be used as a modifier. In this case, the infinitive phrase "that their names will not be used" is not as concise as the gerund phrase "that they not be named."
(C) uses the gerund phrase "that their names are not used." This phrase is grammatically correct, but it is not as concise as the gerund phrase "that they not be named."
(D) uses the prepositional phrase "of not being named." Prepositional phrases are typically used to modify nouns or verbs, but they can also be used as a modifier of a gerund phrase. In this case, the prepositional phrase "of not being named" is not as concise as the gerund phrase "that they not be named."
(E) uses the simple present tense verb "they will not be named." This verb tense is not consistent with the rest of the sentence, which is in the present tense.

The correct answer is A
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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named - Correct
(B) that their names will not be used - Incorrect- meaning Error
(C) that their names are not used - Incorrect- meaning Error
(D) of not being named- Incorrect- Usage of being named
(E) they will not be named - Incorrect- No Usage of that or Conjunction

Option A is correct
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Concepts tested here: Subjunctive Mood + Redundancy/Awkwardness

. The term “condition” is a subjunctive trigger here; “subjunctive trigger (“condition”) + that + something be done” is a correct subjunctive mood construction.

A: Correct.  This answer choice maintains the subjunctive mood, as it uses the construction “subjunctive trigger (“condition”) + that + something be done (“they not be named”)”. Further, Option A is free of any awkwardness or redundancy.

B: This answer choice fails to maintain a correct subjunctive mood construction, as it uses the simple future tense verb “will not be used” rather than the “something be done” construction to refer to an action referred to by a subjunctive trigger (“condition” – in this sentence); please remember, “subjunctive trigger (“condition”) + that + something be done” is a correct subjunctive mood construction

C: This answer choice fails to maintain a correct subjunctive mood construction, as it uses the phrase “are not used” rather than the “something be done” construction to refer to an action referred to by a subjunctive trigger (“condition” – in this sentence); please remember, “subjunctive trigger (“condition”) + that + something be done” is a correct subjunctive mood construction.

D: This answer choice fails to utilize the subjunctive mood to refer to an action associated with a subjunctive trigger (“condition” – in this sentence), as it uses the phrase “of not being named” rather than the “that + something be done” construction to act upon the noun “condition”; please remember, “subjunctive trigger (“condition”) + that + something be done” is a correct subjunctive mood construction.

E: This answer choice fails to maintain a correct subjunctive mood construction, as it omits the word “that” after the subjunctive trigger (“condition” – in this sentence) and uses the simple future tense verb “will not be named” rather than the “something be done” construction to refer to an action referred to by the subjunctive trigger; please remember, “subjunctive trigger (“condition”) + that + something be done” is a correct subjunctive mood construction.

Hence, A is the best answer choice.
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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named


 


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(A) that they not be named (Missing verb for 'that' clause)
(B) that their names will not be used (The trigger verb 'demand' calls for the use of subjunctive mood in this sentence, so that will be necessary to connect the dependent clause and for representing a future case 'shall' should be used.)
(C) that their names are not used (Correct. Represent subjunctive mood correctly)
(D) of not being named (not correct. of not being named is incorrect usage.)
(E) they will not be named (Exclusion of 'that' is not accepted in the sense of sentence)
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Use of demand suggests subjunctive form of verb. With subjunctive form of verb, that is also required. Therefore sentence is correct as it is.

(A) that they not be named : Correct, as discussed above.
(B) that their names will not be used: Incorrect, no subjunctive form of verb
(C) that their names are not used: Incorrect, no subjunctive form of verb
(D) of not being named: Incorrect, no that present
(E) they will not be named: Incorrect, no that present

IMO A.

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(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named


 


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The Answer is A
Option A- is logical , grammatical and conveys the intended meaning of the sentence.
Option B -changes the meaning slightly by suggesting that the individuals' names will not be used, rather than the condition of not being named.
Option C -alters the intended meaning. It suggests that their names are not used, rather than the condition of not being named.
Option D-changes the meaning of the original sentence
Option E-Alters the intended meaning hence incorrect.
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Journalistic ethics demand that reporters protect the identities of individuals who speak to them on condition that they not be named.

(A) that they not be named
they here refer to logically refer to individuals and individuals not be named look correct . looks good

(B) that their names will not be used
is a condition that does not require will

(C) that their names are not used
it is a condition that names be not used ...are is not required

(D) of not being named
subjunctive form requires that ...not being looks incorrect.

(E) they will not be named
it is a condition that does not require will

A is the answer
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