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New post 11 Sep 2012, 16:05
It may be beside the point, but the proper construction around "on condition that" is integral to selecting the right answer. Because the phrase is both colloquial and regional (I'm pretty sure American English prefers "on the condition that"), I think it's unlikely the GMAT would ask a question like this.
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Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition name that they not be named in the story.
(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named

Some thoughts:

1. Subjunctive:
The prime issue of this sentence is "on condition that,". The sentence requires the subjunctive.

Read the following sentences from washingtontimes:

"Rewards for those who supported the president's 2008 campaign have been doled out in less formal ways. Two top bundlers, for instance, described invitations to bring their families to the private bowling alley at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House. Both spoke on the[b] condition they not be named because they did not want to damage their relationship with the White House[/b]."

=> the original sentence is there.

In case of subjunctive, only the base form of verbs should be used.

Answer is A.


where is the that ?? how can you use a command subjunctive without 'that' ??

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New post 14 May 2014, 22:16
Jumping here to throw more light

to with above kind of sentences rule is below : (Command Rule)

(command or demand or request or order or rule OR recommend or authorize or important or propose require to/that ) +"That"---->verb can be used only 1st form OR 'be'+3rd form.

Hope it will help when you these kind of sentences :)
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If option B were to change to WOULD instead of WILL.. then it might be correct....??? Because we are talking about the future in the past.. Hence Answer is A...??

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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


B and C present the pattern in which the verb form of of subjuctive mood is used. so, "will" and "are" are wrong

we need to show why D and E is wrong. this is important,

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After command subjunctive we use "be verb". Only answer choice A fits
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Another error for (b): since we have "in condition", which mean "if", we can not use "will" - the future tense - in the if clause.
(c) and (d) wrong because the error "preposition + participle". In this case, error is "of not having".

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Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition that they not be named in the
story.
(A) that they not be named
(B) that their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named


the apperance of "that" in a, b and c show that grammaically subjuctive mood/ or infinitive form of verb is used the the adjectival clause. only A satisfy this conditon, b and c are out.

there is no "that" in D, so, there is nothing relevant to subjuctive mood here. instead, the error is that " being" refer to no noun in the sentence grammatically. this refering to no noun make the sentence illogic.

in e, there is no "that" , so, the clause "they will..." become danglling. wrong
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Is the official answer A???

The explanation is not convincing.

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One purpose of the subjunctive mood is to express an action that is HYPOTHETICAL: an action that might not actually happen.
When we demand an action, we cannot be certain that our demand will be met.
Because the demanded action might not actually happen, we use the COMMAND SUBJUNCTIVE.
The structure of the command subjunctive is as follows:
SUBJECT + BOSSY WORD + that + NOUN + BARE INFINITIVE.
Examples of bossy words: demand, dictate, mandate, etc.
The bare infinitive is the infinitive form of a verb with the to omitted.
Example:
The attorneys demanded that the new contract be implemented.
In the sentence above:
Subject =the attorneys.
Bossy word = demanded.
that + NOUN = that the new contract.
Bare infinitive = be implemented (to be implemented with the to omitted).

In the SC above, on condition serves to express a DEMAND and thus functions as a BOSSY WORD.
As a result, the command subjunctive is required:
Several financial officers of the company spoke on condition that they not be named in the press reports.
Here:
Subject =several financial officers.
Bossy word = on condition.
that + NOUN = that they.
Bare infinitive = be named (to be named with the to omitted).
Of the five answer choices, only A correctly employs the command subjunctive.
The correct answer is A.
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A classic command subjunctive issue that is implied through the bossy word, 'on condition'. The text rightly articulates subjunctive ness with the relative clause connector 'that ' followed by the subjunctive mood verb 'not be named". A perfect foil. All other choices carry various other patterns of verbing and get disqualified. A, by all means
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Hi,

is it really mandatory that ''Bossy words'' should be followed by ''That'' and form a subjunctive clause.?

can someone explain, what is wrong with option E?

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is it really mandatory that ''Bossy words'' should be followed by ''That'' and form a subjunctive clause.?

can someone explain, what is wrong with option E?

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Hi
E is wrong because conditions of should take a noun after of
Of is a preposition .
In E we have a gerund naming but it is not a noun that is why E is wrong.
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