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Following the company’s annual meeting yesterday, the office supervisors told the employees that they would be receiving a bonus for the increased profits this year.

A. told the employees that they would be receiving
B. had told the employees to expect
C. have told the employees that they will be receiving
D. told the employees they will receive
E. told the employees to expect
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amol143 wrote:
Following the company’s annual meeting yesterday, the office supervisors told the employees that they would be receiving a bonus for the increased profits this year.

told the employees that they would be receiving
had told the employees to expect
have told the employees that they will be receiving
told the employees they will receive
told the employees to expect


E changes the meaning .
A says that the employees would for sure be receiving the bonus.
E says they may or may not be receiving the bonus . Expect to receive leaves a tinge of doubt as to whether the employees would indeed be receiving the bonus.
A leaves no such doubt.

By the way what is the reason for eliminating A, what is the grammatical error in A ?
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stne wrote:
amol143 wrote:
Following the company’s annual meeting yesterday, the office supervisors told the employees that they would be receiving a bonus for the increased profits this year.

told the employees that they would be receiving
had told the employees to expect
have told the employees that they will be receiving
told the employees they will receive
told the employees to expect


E changes the meaning .
A says that the employees would for sure be receiving the bonus.
E says they may or may not be receiving the bonus . Expect to receive leaves a tinge of doubt as to whether the employees would indeed be receiving the bonus.
A leaves no such doubt.

By the way what is the reason for eliminating A, what is the grammatical error in A ?


I agree with you that option E changes the original intent. At the same time I would like to state option A also has errors.

It better to say WOULD RECEIVE rather than WOULD BE RECEIVING.

In my personal opinion, I guess it is poor quality question.

I would request amol143 to share the source of this question if he don't mind

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Following the company’s annual meeting yesterday, the office supervisors told the employees that they would be receiving a bonus for the increased profits this year.

A. told the employees that they would be receiving
B. had told the employees to expect
C. have told the employees that they will be receiving
D. told the employees they will receive
E. told the employees to expect
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A. told the employees that they would be receiving (Not clear what is the antecedent for Pronoun "they ")
B. had told the employees to expect (Past Perfect verb usage incorrect)
C. have told the employees that they will be receiving (indicator "yesterday" tells us that simple past tense should be used)
D. told the employees they will receive ("will" changes the meaning of the sentence and makes it sound certain)
E. told the employees to expect (Correct : addresses all the errors)
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In A,C and D, "they" may refer to the supervisors or to the employees. There is a pronoun reference error. Although E changes the meaning, E is better option among the choices given.
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