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Neither the urban planners nor the manager

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Neither the urban planners nor the manager of the city's civil engineers anticipate that the new industrial park will have taken more than three years to complete.

(A) anticipate that the new industrial park will have taken more three years to complete
(B) anticipate that the new industrial park will take more than three years to complete
(C) have anticipated that the new industrial park will have taken more than three years to complete
(D) anticipates that the new industrial park will have taken more than three years to complete
(E) anticipates that the new industrial park will take more than three years to complete

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New post 19 Apr 2018, 05:53
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Neither X nor Y construction
nearest noun to the verb anticipate is Manager, a singular Noun, so will have singular verb.

Left with option D and E.
option D is wrong because of "will have"

Correct answer- E
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New post 19 Apr 2018, 06:08
Neither X nor Y
Y is sg (manager) -> anticipates
(D) has an awkward passive construction

Answer (E)
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New post 04 May 2018, 01:34
Neither.. nor.. takes subject closest
Here closest subject is Manager so anticipates is right usage

Bw D and E
will have taken is passive in nature and making sentence wordy

Whereas E solves this error with intended meaning

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New post 08 May 2018, 09:05
pls help. why d is wrong.
will have done is used to show an action which is finished before a time in future or present.
by noun/by next monday, he will have done the job.

is this the reason why d is wrong?
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New post 08 May 2018, 12:37
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pls help. why d is wrong.
will have done is used to show an action which is finished before a time in future or present.
by noun/by next monday, he will have done the job.

is this the reason why d is wrong?



I can try to solve your doubt

If you take usage in D it appears that the same thing has been accomplished.yes you are correct about usage of future perfect here.

However in E ,it simply states the thing will take this much time. Which is intended meaning of sentence

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Re: Neither the urban planners nor the manager   [#permalink] 01 Jun 2020, 22:17

Neither the urban planners nor the manager

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