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# The chief executive officer met with the board of directors to

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30 Jul 2017, 00:04
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The chief executive officer met with the board of directors to consider the possibility of a hostile takeover attempt by a competitor and how they would have to respond to deal with them.

A. how they would have to respond to deal with them
B. how to deal with them if action would become necessary
C. what action would be required for dealing with such an event
D. what action would be necessary to deal with such an event
E. the necessity of taking action in order to deal with it

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30 Jul 2017, 00:47
The chief executive officer met with the board of directors to consider the possibility of a hostile takeover attempt by a competitor and how they would have to respond to deal with them.

A. how they would have to respond to deal with them
B. how to deal with them if action would become necessary
C. what action would be required for dealing with such an event
D. what action would be necessary to deal with such an event
E. the necessity of taking action in order to deal with it

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30 Jul 2017, 02:15
The chief executive officer met with the board of directors to consider the possibility of a hostile takeover attempt by a competitor and how they would have to respond to deal with them.
A. how they would have to respond to deal with them
Antecedent of THEY is ambiguous. Use of plural pronoun THEM for singular noun EVENT is incorrect.
B. how to deal with them if action would become necessary
Use of plural pronoun THEM for singular noun EVENT is incorrect.
C. what action would be required for dealing with such an event
D. what action would be necessary to deal with such an event
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E. the necessity of taking action in order to deal with it
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