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Since 1992, when the board of directors voted to allow inside salespeo

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Since 1992, when the board of directors voted to allow inside salespeople's commissions to be based on how the entire department performs as a whole, several regional offices began setting department goals prohibitively high, with a goal to incite individual competition and prevent against freeloading.

(A) inside salespeople's commissions to be based on how the entire department performs as a whole, several regional offices began

(B) inside salespeople's commissions to be based on the performance of the entire department as a whole, several regional offices began

(C) that the commission of inside salespeople be based on how the entire department performs as a whole, several regional offices have begun

(D) commission of inside salespeople to be based on the performance of the entire department as a whole, several regional offices have begun

(E) that inside salespeople's commissions be based on the performance of the entire department as a whole, several regional offices began

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Originally posted by Nevernevergiveup on 10 Apr 2016, 12:00.
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A Present perfect is needed.
B Present perfect is needed.
C "voted to allow that the commission.." is awkward.
D Correctly uses present perfect. Modifier is grammatically correct
E began -- Present perfect is needed. Wrong

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Shortcut - Whenever there is "since" the verb should be in present perfect form

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atturhari wrote:
Shortcut - Whenever there is "since" the verb should be in present participle form

I think you meant present perfect (not present participle) :?
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atturhari wrote:
Shortcut - Whenever there is "since" the verb should be in present participle form

I think you meant present perfect (not present participle) :?


corrected. thanks for pointing that out
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Simple one. Took 47 sec.

Since 1992 in the beginning indicates a present perfect tense. Eliminate A, B, and E.

Allow A to be B is a correct idiom. Subjunctive form is never used with verbs advise, allow, forbid, persuade and want. These verbs are always followed by preposition to. Eliminate C.

Ans. D
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Since 1992---Have Begun--should come

Allow +To= correct idiom
Allow +that=wrong idiom
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Since 1992, when the board of directors voted to allow inside salespeople's commissions to be based on how the entire department performs as a whole, several regional offices began setting department goals prohibitively high, with a goal to incite individual competition and prevent against freeloading.

(A) inside salespeople's commissions to be based on how the entire department performs as a whole, several regional offices began

(B) inside salespeople's commissions to be based on the performance of the entire department as a whole, several regional offices began

(C) that the commission of inside salespeople be based on how the entire department performs as a whole, several regional offices have begun

(D) commission of inside salespeople to be based on the performance of the entire department as a whole, several regional offices have begun

(E) that inside salespeople's commissions be based on the performance of the entire department as a whole, several regional offices began



The answer is D
The sentence is in command subjunctive and the verb is allow.
The form of command subjunctive is bossy verb + that +noun + bare form of verb.
But this structure is not followed with every bossy verb some verbs are an exception.

Verbs that take ONLY the Infinitive:
advise, allow, forbid, persuade, want

Some verbs can take both infinitive or bare infinitive form of the verb.

For the above reasons D is correct
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