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228. Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.
(A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
(B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
(C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
(D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
(E) earned by their employees and published the information

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Pls explain the answers....

There is no correct answer according to me.....
if in option C the verb 'was' is replaced by 'were' then it might be the correct option.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

As usual we will begin by understanding the meaning of this sentence. The sentence is saying that corporations will soon be asked to report to report to the government whether they have the necessary funds to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees. In addition, they will be required to publish this information in annual reports to shareholders.

Now let’s find the errors by splitting the sentence into clauses:

Cl 1: Corporations will soon be required to report to the government
Cl 2: whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees
Cl 3: and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

Error Analysis:

1. Presence of “and” indicates the presence of a list. Hence, it is very important to identify correct entities in the list. So the list in the sentence is:
Corporations will soon be required to X and Y.
X = report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees
Y = that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

These two entities are not parallel because the first entity is written in “to verb” form while the second one is written in subjunctive verb form.

POE:

A. earned by their employees and that the information be published: Incorrect for the reason stated above.

B. that their employees earned and that the information be published: Incorrect. Repeats the same parallelism error as in choice A.

C. that was earned by their employees with the information being published: Incorrect.

1. Singular “was” does not agree in number with plural “pension benefits”.
2. This sentence distorts the meaning of the sentence. This choice now says that employees earned the benefits with information that was being published in the annual reports. This is clearly not the intended meaning.

D. earned by their employees, information that must also be published: Correct. This choice discards the parallelism in the sentence to convey the intended meaning most effectively. Here “information that must also be published…” is a Noun (information) + Noun Modifier “that must be…”) that modifies the preceding clause “whether they have…”.

E. earned by their employees and published the information: Incorrect. Past tense “published” is cannot follow “to” and to logically make “to require” and “to publish” parallel.

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228. Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.
(A) earned by their employees and that the information be published (and that the information has no parallel before and)
(B) that their employees earned and that the information be published - "pension benefits that someone earned" is wrong; its right to say "pension benefits earned"
(C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
(D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published - correct (corps will be required to report to the govt. _____ , information ; here the ____ is the 'information' and information correctly modifies the phrase before ,(comma)
(E) earned by their employees and published the information - awkward

IMO D, what is OA?
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Read the argument as,
Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether (i) they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and (ii) that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

"whether" is a connecting two Govt. orders ( of subjunctive ) so try to fix "whether" before the opening of both the parts, you will sure get the answer.

Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees AND required whether that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders

in (C) "that" is used for particular case, here the Govt. is mentioning for everyone(involved)

(A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
(B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
(C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
(D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
subjunctive tone applicable for both the orders from the Govt.is perfectly matched.
(E) earned by their employees and published the information
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(A) earned by their employees and that the information be published ----combination of infinitive and command subjunctive is un//.

(B) that their employees earned and that the information be published—same as in A

(C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published --- benefits that was earned – SV error.

(D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published --- The appositive modifier phrase rightly modifies the the corporations’ report to the Govt.. correct choice

(E) earned by their employees and published the information ---- Earned by their employees is past participle while published is past tense --- Unparallel

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Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.
(A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
(B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
(C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
(D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
(E) earned by their employees and published the information

p.s: plz provide explanations too
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What is wrong with A ??

Its a subjunctive case, and i think A is best placed here.. what say???

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Corporations will be required to X (report... whether... employees) and (to) Y. Except X and Y are not parallel in the original. Eliminate A. Check the other choices for this same issue.

B is matching up the wrong info again - trying to make "that their employees earned" and "that the information" parallel, but that can't work. Then the second item would read "the pension benefits... that the information be published." Doesn't make sense. Eliminate B.

C and D remove the parallelism (the word "and" is gone). Skip those for a moment.

E again has a parallelism problem. Can't match it up with "whether they have" because "whether they have" is in present tense, while "have published" would be present perfect. If you're going to reuse "have" for a present perfect construction, then the first part also needs to be written in present perfect. (Example: She has written three books and published two. "has written... and (has) published.") Eliminate.

Back to C. Now, the meaning is messed up. It seems to be saying that the employees had something to do with the information being published? Eliminate. So D is the answer - only one left.

Now we've got this construction:
Corporations will soon be required to X (report whether they pay the benefits earned), information (referring back to X) that must (here's the requirement again!) be published...

So it maintains the original meaning (two things will be required), and it appropriately introduces the new word "information" to refer back to the entire concept discussed in X.

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The solution says answer is C.....
which is clearly incorrect

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The solution says answer is C.....
which is clearly incorrect

what is the source of this questiono. C does seem to be wrong...
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The best option seems to be D.
I think,for very few questions,the answers in 1000 SC are incorrect.

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Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have
the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and
that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.
(A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
(B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
(C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
(D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
(E) earned by their employees and published the information

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c idiom

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and is used to link to nouns in disagreement

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Cant be C since benifits is plural and was cant be used.
Confused btw A & B.
Will go with A .Its more concise

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IMO D.

First selected B but later found D makes more sense.

Read the part - and that the information be published...

Which info this sentence is taking about? Yes, this info is the report to the govt regarding the reserves to pay pension benefits...

So, in D, information that must also be published - clearly modifies the introdustory part -

report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees

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Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.
(A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
(B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
(C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
(D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
(E) earned by their employees and published the information

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OA is D

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IMO - Answer is D.

I have particular interest in the word 'information' in the sentence. What information does the sentence refer to..It has to refer to "they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees ". Hence if there is a comma, there has to be a noun or a pronoun reference inorder to speak further about that information..

Hence taking this explanation..let me know if the sentence makes the intended meaning..

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D for me.

The information to be published in annual reports is "whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees".

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29 Dec 2010, 04:40
A for me as well. A looks much better than the rest.

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A??

Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees [b] and that [/b]the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

I am bit confused .. I think there should not be that after And.
If the sentence was "Corporations will soon be required to report to the government [strike]whether[/strike] that" , it would have been correct.

and moreover the clause before and is not in subjunctive but one after and is in subjunctive?

Am I missing sth?

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