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# Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition

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08 Apr 2012, 15:16
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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

This question has been discussed many times, but most people just say why the OA is right.
So I am wondering why b and c are wrong although I picked a as an answer.

I am guessing...
"spoke" is obvously past tense, but b is future and c is present.
Is it correct to say that the reason b and c are wrong is the inconsistent tense?
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Re: GWD #2 V 29 [#permalink]

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08 Apr 2012, 15:31
I can't provide a full explanation, maybe an Expert can explain it better but I think i can't point you in the write direction maybe. The sentence is using a subjunctive mood (subject is expressing a wish), and when that happens the problem tense of "to be" is "be" rather than "will not be" or "are."

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000031.htm
Re: GWD #2 V 29   [#permalink] 08 Apr 2012, 15:31
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