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Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition that they not be named in the story.

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(B) tht 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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New post 31 Jan 2005, 05:35
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Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition that they not be named in the story.

(A)
(B) tht their names will not be used
(C) that their names are not used
(D) of not being named
(E) they will not be named


I'd go with A.

"On the condition that" should use subjunctive mood.
(A) is the only choice.

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What wrong with D ?

Isnt "on condition of" idiomitically correct? Like we say... on condition of anonymity.....

Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition of not being named in the story.

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OA please.

I am thinking that since the officials do not want their names mentioned at any point in the story, the need for "will" as in (B) holds? Correct me if i am wrong.

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OA is (A). I would like to know why (D) is not correct.

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HongHu wrote:
OA is (A). I would like to know why (D) is not correct.


"A" it is for subjuntive mood. Use of "being" is a no-no in GMAT, GMAT does not prefer use of "being", if at all a sentence can be structured otherwise. Same goes for "having".

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Are there any notes about subjunctive moods? I have no clue what this means

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Are there any notes about subjunctive moods? I have no clue what this means


http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000031.htm

Hope this helps.

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subjunctive mood

condition that ... <base form of verb>
so A

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maaverick wrote:
Folaa3 wrote:
Are there any notes about subjunctive moods? I have no clue what this means


http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000031.htm

Hope this helps.


This is another one...found it better.

click here

But I still can not relate it to the above problem .

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New post 31 Jan 2005, 20:12
I got this from the link above.

A verb is in the subjunctive mood when it expresses a condition which is doubtful or not factual

In this sentence:
Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition that they not be named in the story.

There is an uncertainty of what the press will do. Obviously the sentence tests for subjunctive mood. (D) has nothing wrong grammatically, but it contains the word "being" which should be avoided in GMAT.

I wouldn't risk my $250 to pick the one that I like but I know the sentence is testing for subjunctive mood.

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New post 31 Jan 2005, 20:29
I believe the subjunctive mood is formed by using that + infinitive. Named is not an infinitive, it is a past participle.
I still think C is better.

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The verb "be" is in the base verb form, not "named".

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