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# In the mid-1920s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric

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1. In the mid-1920â€™s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workersâ€™ performance.
(A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workersâ€™ performance
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance
(C) for investigating what are the effects in workersâ€™ performance that changes in working conditions would cause
(D) that investigated changes in working conditionsâ€™ effects on workersâ€™ performance
(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance
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30 Nov 2005, 15:13
E is my tentative pick.

A: usage of as to is fishy
B. effects that changes incorrect
C. changes meaning
D. changed meaning - its effects of chages in working condition that is investigated not "changes in working conditionsâ€™ effects"

E. to investiagte <noun clause>
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30 Nov 2005, 19:25
1. In the mid-1920â€™s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workersâ€™ performance.
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance

(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance.

Why choose E over B?

IMO, it's due to the meanings:
'investigating the effects .........would have " in B is not suitable coz they didn't know what the effects would be yet" ---> that's why they "investigate"
E is better coz it sounds more logical.
I go for E.

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30 Nov 2005, 21:35
chose B. "that" in B is a relative clause.

In E, "what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance" is not a correct expression.

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30 Nov 2005, 22:10
good one ....somebody pls provide OA and OE ..? ..i am lost here

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30 Nov 2005, 22:23
cool_jonny009 wrote:
good one ....somebody pls provide OA and OE ..? ..i am lost here

http://www.sentencecorrection.com/forum ... f=2&t=1474 ----> ;((

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01 Dec 2005, 09:49
OA is B.

I don't have the OE, but this is what I think..

In E to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance

the effects change is awkward.
moreover B uses proper modifier. so B is a better choice.
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01 Dec 2005, 10:42
Only B places the verb investigating correctly after "the scene".

In the mid-1920â€™s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workersâ€™ performance.

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