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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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Second clause of the sentence starts with 'they' so the subjct of first clause should be plural.
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if+ past perfect ....then + would + has/have + past particple

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if any people .....had,...., they would have

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D for the reasons already mentioned

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selvae wrote:
D

Second clause of the sentence starts with 'they' so the subjct of first clause should be plural.
Also,
if+ past perfect ....then + would + has/have + past particple


Can you throw some light as why B is wrong and D is right.. Both follow the structure mentioned by you.

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lgon wrote:
selvae wrote:
D

Second clause of the sentence starts with 'they' so the subjct of first clause should be plural.
Also,
if+ past perfect ....then + would + has/have + past particple


Can you throw some light as why B is wrong and D is right.. Both follow the structure mentioned by you.


As noted above by others, anyone is singular, any people is plural. We need to notice the "they" in back of the sentence. So, D is better than B.

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lgon 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


Another D for the same reason, pronoun (they) reference, as above.
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