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In answer C, "the new management stated that it plans on expanding," I think there is sth wrong in tense here. The first clause is "stated" so the subjunctive clause it must be past perfect tense.

Does somebody help me clear that?


The typical error in the sentence is of pronoun and meaning. (No Sunjuctive mood as such). The pronoun "it" refers to "management" and seems to be illogical w.r.t plans on expanding.

The new management desires "to expand" into other markets rather than "expanding" itself.

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Normally in reported statements, the verb tense should be maintained without a shift. We say here that the management stated that ‘it plans’, leading to a past tense and present tense combo, which is an obvious shift of tense. It should be --- the new management stated that it planned on expanding
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In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A) their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand
B) its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand
C) its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding
D) its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand
E) its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand


Infinitive is correctly used in both (D) and (E) , however the error in (E) is highlighted...

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In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A. their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand
Incorrect. "The new management" is singular (their/they).
B. its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand
Incorrect. "The new management" is singular (they).
C. its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding
Correct, but wordy.
D. its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand
Correct.
E. its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand
Incorrect. "The new management" is singular (their).



I understand that it is wordy but which manhatten rule of wordiness is this sentence violating?
It will really help if you can elaborate on it.

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management is singular and hence we need singular pronouns - it and its

plan will achieve something and hence it has an intention - we need infinitive of purpose 'to'

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In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A. their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

B. its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

C. its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding

D. its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand

E. its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand

Managment is singular, option A,B and E are out.

In plans on expanding is wrongly used as the press release was in the past.

Option D is correct.

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I find option D a bit ambiguous. Does someone state an intention or shows it. However, as in option c, stated that it plans.... sounds correct to me. But still doubtful...

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Isn't intention to expand changes the meaning a bit? I marked C only for this reason. Please provide your inputs.
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Isn't intention to expand changes the meaning a bit? I marked C only for this reason. Please provide your inputs.


Yes, it does - "a plan to expand" would be better.

However option C is wrong because "plan on" is unidiomatic here.

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so that after stated is not a case always :wink:
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Isn't intention to expand changes the meaning a bit? I marked C only for this reason. Please provide your inputs.


Yes, it does - "a plan to expand" would be better.

However option C is wrong because "plan on" is unidiomatic here.


In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A) their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

B) its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

C) its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding

D) its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand

E) its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand

I wanted to choose D, but chose C.
Because I thought, that "intention to" is unidiomatic

intend to do
intent on doing
intention of doing

Is not it so?

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In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A) their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

B) its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

C) its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding

D) its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand

E) its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand


C. its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding
D. its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand


Plans on Verb-ing is wrong. PLAN TO VERB is right.

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