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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
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ashishd wrote:
sorie sudeep answer is A ONLY........OA is A.Can u explain elaboratelyr. sudeep why did u pick up A as an answe


thank god :cool

I thought I lost the touch of subjunctive :-D
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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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New post 24 Sep 2009, 23:11
I would say C
A sounds awkward and subjunctive is not necessary
B will is not required because the action (spoke) is already done
D & E sounds wierd too

Whats OA?

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See several-senior-officials-80861.html?highlight=that+they+be+named

Subjunctive mood.
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New post 04 Oct 2009, 21:14
Well we all know that subjunctive mood usage demands the verbs in their original form......

so wat makes a statement subjunctiive???/

"When the subjective is used after verbs expressing some kind of wish,recommendations,proposals,desire,regret,doubt or demand ;there is a certain degree of uncertainilty attached to it "


Here named is the verb....so shud be used in base form..

ans 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


Condition>>Subjunctive reqd>>use "that".
Eliminate D,E

I think we can eliminate C on the grounds that the press reports will happen in the future..C uses present tense..

Explanations for A and B please!!

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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


Condition>>Subjunctive reqd>>use "that".
Eliminate D,E

I think we can eliminate C on the grounds that the press reports will happen in the future..C uses present tense..

Explanations for A and B please!!

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You answered your Question.

Subjunctive is formed with "That" + "Infinitive form of the verb"

(A) Condition that be named
(B) cONDITION that will be named
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Dam'it ! I would have chosen B but a conditionnal would have been better (would)

I did not see the subjunctive form :(

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Defn of Subjunctive Mood

The subjunctive mood is the verb form used to express a command, a wish, a suggestion or a condition that is contrary to fact. A verb in the subjunctive mood may have a different form to one with the same subject which is not in the subjunctive mood.

Dont restrict your answers to Bossy Verbs.

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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 condition they not be named because they did not want to damage their relationship with the White House."

=> the original sentence is there.

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

Answer is A.
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Why is subjunctive mood required here?

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because here the condition is presented :)

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we need subjunctive mood because senior officials 'desire' that....it has not actually happened....they have put the condition......we do not know if they will be actually named or not.

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(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

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This is not a test of idiom. This is a test of present subjunctive and shift of tense.

The three tenets of present subjunctive are:

1.An element of mandate 2. An introductory conjunction “that” and 3. The basic form of the verb

The given text befits the use of the subjunctive because the mandate emanates from the compulsory condition, the introductory conjunction “that” is available and the basic form of the verb “be not named” is used. The other four choices exhibit fundamental errors such as shift of tense, etc. Remember that the main clause in simple past.

In B and E, the subordinate clause uses “will not be”, a future tense.
In C, the subordinate clause uses “are not”, a simple present and
D uses of “not being”

A is the eventual winner.
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listen buddies :), a subjunctive requires a verb + that ....it can not be used with a noun such as "condition".... we can not apply subjunctive rule here.... therefore B is the correct answer .... :) enjoy

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This is definitely a case of the command present subjunctive mood. There is no doubt about that.
The condition that the senor officials imposed was the mandating that the command subjunctive requires. Secondly, it completes the command in a subordinate clause introduced by the customary subordinate connector ‘that’ and thirdly the verb is in the imperative form i.e., ‘not be named’. What more is required?

I have not seen in any OG or GPREP site. Is it a proprietory topic?
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I would have to say B.

In A, "they not be named" suggests that the officials didnt have names before and that they don't even want to get one in the story! Its my opinion however. I find A misleading.

B sounds more clear to me.

The issue will be clear is we could discuss some examples or counter-examples. So please..!
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does anyone know the OA- is it A or B?

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