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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
(B) Had anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated
(C) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated
(D) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers had anticipated
(E) If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated

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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
(B) Had anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated
(C) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated
(D) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers had anticipated
(E) If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated


A & C out for Would in If clause.

Conditional clause has would + have + past participle (would have advised). we need had in the If clause. So E is out.

Non underlined part has "they". Now I am confused whether InterCom Financial Advisers is name of a brokerage firm or some firm or not. Assuming its the name and that's not what they is referring to I am picking D. B is out as it uses any one and the firm name and they makes it a S-V disagreement.

How ever any people sounds awkward, but that's what I am left with

D. What is the OA?

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stallone 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
(B) Had anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated
(C) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated
(D) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers had anticipated
(E) If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated


A and C are out for using if and would together
The tense of the remaining sentence say that the tense of this part should be past perfect. So E is out
Out of B and D, I would pick B, as I find any people awkward.

What is the OA? and OE?

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Subjunctive mood....."if I had....I would have" or "had I.....I would have".

B should be the answer.

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D.
we need past perfect here since anticipation/suspection took place in the past before the advising.
so "had anticipated" and "would have advised" seems correct.

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Subjunctive mood....."if I had....I would have" or "had I.....I would have".

B should be the answer.


But the problem with B is What is they referring to? Anyone is singular and so is IFA, a company. They should have been he/she or it. As we cannot modify they, we need to pick an option that uses plural subject and hence I picked D., even though any people awkward as hell.

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