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# If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated, or ev

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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

Originally posted by ugimba on 03 Apr 2009, 11:28.
Last edited by Bunuel on 16 Nov 2018, 04:47, edited 2 times in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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03 Apr 2009, 22:37
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D.

The pronoun "they" is plural; therefore, its antecedent must be plural. That means the answer cannot be A, B, or E. ("Anyone" is singular. "People" is plural.) "Would have anticipated" is not the correct tense, so the answer can't be C. Therefore, the answer must be D.
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25 Jul 2018, 06:29
Bunuel 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.

+1 for D.

(A) If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

(C) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

(D) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers had anticipated --> Correct, rectifies S-V error 'people - they', and uses correct tense

(E) If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated

Hence, D.
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25 Jul 2018, 06:46
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

+IMO B.
For options A,C,E the sentence begins with IF which should be followed by then...
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25 Jul 2018, 06:57
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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.

+IMO B.
For options A,C,E the sentence begins with IF which should be followed by then...

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Answer can not be B because the later part of the sentence(after the comma) has the subject as 'they' and 'anyone' in B is singular.

Correct me if I am wrong.
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25 Jul 2018, 07:01
sudarshan22 oh yes I somehow overlooked 'anyone'
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25 Jul 2018, 08:07
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(A) If anyone at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

The outcome present in the non-underlined portion uses "would have" + verb. So the verb tense for IF clause should be past perfect INCORRECT

Use of "had" just by itself without a verb indicates simple past tense. Simple past tense in conditional clause is INCORRECT for the same reason specified in option A

(C) If any people at InterCom Financial Advisers would have anticipated

Same error as in option A INCORRECT

Uses the correct past perfect verb tense in the IF clause.

(E) If anybody at InterCom Financial Advisers anticipated

Use of simple past in IF clause is wrong for the same reason as in other options. INCORRECT

Hence option D
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10 Aug 2018, 16:19
Bunuel 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

D is my answer as it uses correct verb form for conditional clause.
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29 Sep 2018, 11:33
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But isn't any people unidiomatic?
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03 Apr 2019, 01:13
A, B, and E can be eliminated as anyone/anybody does not agree with ‘they’.
D uses the correct tense form with the use of ‘had’.
D is the best choice.
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