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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were

B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were

D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was

E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

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10 Feb 2013, 07:54
I m going to learn two new things if u guys can help me ...
For correct ans A:
1. In the correct ans 'THAT' is not touching the noun it is modifying. Rather it is touching the verb. Can someone put some light on the rules with a example(or any other OG problems )
2. Then construction is missing in the if ..then part. When these construction can be used ()
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10 Feb 2013, 08:06
sujit2k7 wrote:
I m going to learn two new things if u guys can help me ...
For correct ans A:
1. In the correct ans 'THAT' is not touching the noun it is modifying. Rather it is touching the verb. Can someone put some light on the rules with a example(or any other OG problems )
2. Then construction is missing in the if ..then part. When these construction can be used ()

Hii.
"that" is a relative noun so it must stand for a noun. Hence "that" refers to the agreement.
Second, here the 'if' construction is used to talk about hypothetical situation. Moreover, if you look closely, the "if-then" construction is reversed with "then" being understood.
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10 Feb 2013, 08:58
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Second, here the 'if' construction is used to talk about hypothetical situation. Moreover, if you look closely, the "if-then" construction is reversed with "then" being understood.

But i doubt it is a if...then construction as u suggested. if u recheck then will be sure the That part does not contain the THEN section( from meaning analysis).
little fishy
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10 Feb 2013, 09:55
its not always necessary to have a "then" in "if" constructions. In such cases, the "then" is implied and understood.
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01 Mar 2013, 08:31
IMO - A
It was fairly easy to narrow it down to A & C.

(A) is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were

(C) is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were

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01 Mar 2013, 10:12
B and D is out because it should be 'were' (hypothetical) not 'was'.
E is out, not one of potential investors --> should be is not are

Narrowed it down to A&C..
C be signed by them with a provision for penalties.. this seems to change the meaning, signed by them means sign by everyone.

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04 Mar 2013, 12:09
Choices D and E are out coz of S-V error...
Out of A,B and C B is out since it uses them.....Out of A and C ...I feel A is correct it correctly uses that....

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24 Apr 2013, 23:18
yangsta8 wrote:
duttarupam wrote:
yangsta8 wrote:
Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate
Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the
deal were
not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger
agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were Correct
B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a
merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was incorrect use of pronoun "they" , referring to bank
C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger
agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were incorrect use of pronoun
D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a
merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was incorrectly refers to investors. Here "is" should be used. " Not one of the investors" is singular
E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a
merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

Thanks duttarupam... so for the phrase "not one of the potential investors". Do we take that as a singular but using "not one?"
I always took the noun to be "potential investors" making it plural.

Why If the deal were is correct? here the word Deal is singular or plural?
I thought that it is singular and hence i preferred "If the deal was".
Please Explain me whether i am correct or wrong.

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24 Apr 2013, 23:48
I am taking a shot at explaining this -

Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate
Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the
deal were not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger
agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were
Correct use of "ïs" for "one of the potential investors". "that" seems more appropriate here instead of "which". "that" emphasizes that the part that follows is not redundant. Lastly "were" is the correct way of using subjunctive mood/tense.

B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a
merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger
agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were

D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a
merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was
"are" is wrong for singular noun type of usage.

E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a
merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were
same as D although the subjunctive mood is correct here.

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29 Apr 2013, 12:29
12. Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger
agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were
not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a
provision for penalties if the deal were

B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a
provision for penalties if the deal was

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a
provision for penalties if the deal were

D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision
for penalties included if the deal was

E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a
provision for penalties if the deal were
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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were
B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was
C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were
D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was
E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

Does "were" in the end of the underlined part refer to hypothetical subjunctive?

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Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were

B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were

D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was

E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

Well Not one is always singular -> MGMAT Strategy guide. Among A,B and C, C is incorrect as the correct idiom is to buy. Between A and C , A wins as the sentence doesn't reflect subjunctive idea.

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HIMALAYA wrote:
Agree with A that it is the least harmful.

but is "that" in A has clear referent. "that" in A is after signed. if so, doesnot it modify signed rather a merge agreement.

I think "that" clearly represents the "merger agreement".

saurabhmalpani wrote:
A has to be correct.

All other choices are wrong. It's a case of subject verb and Pronoun Referant.

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04 Jun 2013, 19:59
chunjuwu wrote:
Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were

B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were

D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was

E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

IMO A
D and E are out of question since "ARE" cannot be used for singular "one of the potential investors"
left with A,B,C --- knock off B since the idiom "offer for" is incorrect
now lets see A and C....

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were --------them who? confusing...

IMO A
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05 Jun 2013, 02:01
Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were
D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was
Both these choices indicate subject-verb error. Eliminate them right at the beginning with no second thoughts.

B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was
The expression, "for buying", sounds incorrect. I believe it may be an idiomatic error, although I'm not sure how you would classify this error.

C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were
There is no need for the command subjunctive "be" here. "To buy" is an infinitive and will require that form "to be signed".

A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were
This choice meets the subject-verb, the Infinitive, and the Idiomatic requirements (if in fact "to buy" is idiomatic).
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01 Sep 2013, 00:10
2 doubts :
1. What I know that For SANAM words, the verb is of the same tense as the of phrase

Now, none is one of the SANAM words and none = not one = not any

Then, "Not one of the potential investors are expected... " is correct then right?

2. "In (a) .. " ...merger is signed that includes ...."
here, the relative pronoun "that" is not next to the modified noun merger.
Hence (a) is incorrect as per my analysis

Please correct me where I m going wrong.
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11 Oct 2013, 19:24
The questions with A as the answer ..... Very trickie.

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04 Nov 2013, 19:21
a merger agreement is signed that includes a
provision for penalties if the deal were(here what is the referent of that?)any one please explain the uses
of that

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04 Nov 2013, 20:07
(A)....in 35Sec

Topic tested: SV/Subjunctive.
1. SV - "is" vs "are" -------Not one is equivalent to none - Singular - so, "is". narrowed down to A,B,C
2. Hypothetical Subjunctive - "if the deal were" vs "if the deal was" -------- "if the deal were" is correct. narrowed down to A,B
3. Verb subjunctive - "agreement is signed" vs "agreement be signed" - no command subjunctive so, "agreement is signed" - A is the winner.

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