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26 Nov 2007, 08:33
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar
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26 Nov 2007, 08:57
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar

I pick A; Don't see anything wrong with it.
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26 Nov 2007, 13:51
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar

.... condition that they be named... is OK
so negative should be OK as well

A for me
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26 Nov 2007, 15:35
My ANswer was B . But then A also looks fine. Whats the OA?
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26 Nov 2007, 17:07
OA is A, but why B is wrong? can someone explain me?

Amar
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26 Nov 2007, 17:16
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar

Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that their names will not be used in the press reports

i think that's the main reason. also. it is too wordy and awkward
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26 Nov 2007, 17:33
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar

is it because of subjunctive?
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26 Nov 2007, 23:06
GMAT TIGER wrote:
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar

is it because of subjunctive?

I believe so.
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26 Nov 2007, 23:29
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar

is it because of subjunctive?

I believe so.

then, what is the subjunctive word?
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27 Nov 2007, 06:25
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.

A. that they not be named
B. that their names will not be used
C. that their names are not used
D. of not having their names
E. of not naming them

Amar

Will go for 'A'.

It is more firm and definite to bring out the refusal from the officers

(B) it still allows a possibility...more towards a desire or opportunity

(C) are not - present tense - bad diction
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27 Nov 2007, 07:17
In B, isn't it wrong to say "their names", rather it should say "their name" as every financial officer is having one name and not several names?

Amar
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27 Nov 2007, 11:06
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
OA is A, but why B is wrong? can someone explain me?

Amar

I eliminated B because 1) there is nothing wrong with A and 2) even though B may be correct, it is saying the same thing as A but uses more words. Therefore, A is a better choice.
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27 Nov 2007, 20:00
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
In B, isn't it wrong to say "their names", rather it should say "their name" as every financial officer is having one name and not several names?

Amar

Their - pronoun. So names in plural form is good.
27 Nov 2007, 20:00
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