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# In a recently concluded Parliamentary session, the finance minister

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In a recently concluded Parliamentary session, the finance minister has decided that the distressed financial companies need a second, larger infusion of government bailout loans to stay afloat .

A. has decided that the distressed financial companies need

B. decided that the distressed financial companies need

C. had decided that the distressed financial companies will need

D. decided that the distressed financial companies has a need for

E. has decided that the distressed financial companies needed

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In a recently concluded Parliamentary session, the finance minister has decided that the distressed
financial companies need
a second, larger infusion of government bailout loans to stay afloat.

A. has decided that the distressed financial companies need - Incorrect tense used

B. decided that the distressed financial companies need - Correct answer

C. had decided that the distressed financial companies will need - Incorrect tense used

D. decided that the distressed financial companies has a need for - Subject-Verb Error

E. has decided that the distressed financial companies needed - Incorrect tense used
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17 Jul 2018, 22:22
More clarity on tense usage in this one please.
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More clarity on tense usage in this one, please.

has decided (Present perfect tense)
This form of tense is used when the time of action is not known and the action
has completed. Eg: I have decided to take my GMAT exam

had decided(Past perfect tense)
This form of tense is generally used when we want to sequence 2 actions that
have occurred in distinct timelines. Usually, the first of these actions uses the
past present tense and the second of the actions - simple past.

Since we are given the timeline of the event in this sentence (the recently
concluded parliamentary section), we don't need to demarcate the timings of
the two events. Option B is the best of the options, making it our answer!
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