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Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition

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Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition [#permalink]

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22 Aug 2006, 22:20
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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

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22 Aug 2006, 22:22
(A) subjunctive mood SC. Remember this one from my error log.

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23 Aug 2006, 04:25
Yeah, it's Subjunctive + maybe more importantly it's a journalistic cliche (grammatically, "condition of + gerund" as in D/E would be fine) so they I guess they are testing the idiom, not the hard grammar.
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