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# If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have

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If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated, or even suspected, the impending sale of the Koniko kelp processing plant, they would have advised owners of Koniko stock to unload all shares immediately.

A. If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

C. If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

E. If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated

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18 Jan 2006, 22:52
GMATT73 wrote:
This one was discussed recently. (D)

Why would you choose D? Please explain. Since C uses "would have", which is the same verbs used toward the end of the sentence.

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18 Jan 2006, 22:56
cool_jonny009 wrote:
If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated, or even suspected, the impending sale of the Koniko kelp processing plant, they would have advised owners of Koniko stock to unload all shares immediately.

A. If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

C. If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

E. If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated

Pls explian

"they would have advised" should modify a plural pronoun...so A, B, E are out.

D uses the correct tense of past participle to indicate the subjunctive mood of the sentence.
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19 Jan 2006, 00:04
TeHCM wrote:
cool_jonny009 wrote:
If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated, or even suspected, the impending sale of the Koniko kelp processing plant, they would have advised owners of Koniko stock to unload all shares immediately.

A. If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

C. If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

E. If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated

Pls explian

"they would have advised" should modify a plural pronoun...so A, B, E are out.

D uses the correct tense of past participle to indicate the subjunctive mood of the sentence.

Why is this statement in the subjunctive mood?
Is it because :
1 - of the presence of the word "suspected"
2 - of the presence of the word "advised"
3- something else in the non -underline part of the statement. If so, what is it?

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19 Jan 2006, 00:28
5elements,

It was the sentence that wasn't underlined that stood out as a subjunctive mood

"the impending sale of the Koniko kelp processing plant, they would have advised owners of Koniko stock to unload all shares immediately."
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19 Jan 2006, 01:16
Why C is wrong even though it uses the parallel tense?
How the use of "had" justified in D .

OA is D

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19 Jan 2006, 01:21
cool_jonny009 wrote:
Why C is wrong even though it uses the parallel tense?
How the use of "had" justified in D .

OA is D

I think in C "anticipated" and "would have" are conveying the same meaning, so there is no point in using both of them together.
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20 Jan 2006, 21:44
No doubt, 'D' is the best!

'they' needs people & use of 'had' correctly conveys the sequence.

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19 Mar 2006, 01:31
'If' and 'would' can not be in the same line, so A and C are out.
Anybody/Anyone is a SANAM pronoun and its agreement is decided by the prepositional phrase.
'at InterCom Financial Advisers' is plural so Anybody/Anyone should be plural.

D is awkward with the use of 'any people'
Between B and E, I will choose B because it is more concise.

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19 Mar 2006, 05:05
^ D ^

1) If clause type 3

2) we need a plural noun like "people" in D

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