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The corporation's regulations require that managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk immediately and turn in all company identification.

A. managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk
B. a manager order discharged employees to clean out their desks
C. managers order discharged employees that they should clean out their desks
D. managers order a discharged employee that they should clean out their desks
E. a manager order discharged employees to clean out his desk

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The corporation's regulations require that managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk immediately and turn in all company identification.

A. managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk
B. a manager order discharged employees to clean out their desks
C. managers order discharged employees that they should clean out their desks
D. managers order a discharged employee that they should clean out their desks
E. a manager order discharged employees to clean out his desk

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It is a Subject-Verb Agreement question.

The corporation's regulations require that managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk immediately and turn in all company identification.

A. managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk
B. a manager order discharged employees to clean out their desks
C. managers order discharged employees that they should clean out their desks
D. managers order a discharged employee that they should clean out their desks
E. a manager order discharged employees to clean out his desk
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Meaning: Managers order discharged (adj) employees to clean out their desks

option A. It means discharged employee will clean managers desk as only antecedent of their could be managers which does not seem logical
OPtion C and D: Subjunctive fatal error to use should as command , often referred as suicide
Option E means manager order employee to clean out manager's desk as his antecedent could be only manager which does not seem logical

Option B seems logical ...manager order employees to clean out their desks and is the right answer

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Project SC Butler: Day 88: Sentence Correction (SC2)


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The corporation's regulations require that managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk immediately and turn in all company identification.

A. managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk
B. a manager order discharged employees to clean out their desks
C. managers order discharged employees that they should clean out their desks
D. managers order a discharged employee that they should clean out their desks
E. a manager order discharged employees to clean out his desk

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There may be no best/excellent answers, or a there may be a few excellent answers!
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Pronoun -Noun & Subject verb agreement errors are tested

A. managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk
B. a manager order discharged employees to clean out their desks
C. managers order discharged employees that they should clean out their desks - Both Subject-verb & Noun-Pronoun agree - Hence Correct
D. managers order a discharged employee that they should clean out their desks
E. a manager order discharged employees to clean out his desk

All the other options have either Subject-Verb error or Noun-Pronoun agreement error as highlighted above.
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The corporation's regulations require that managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk immediately and turn in all company identification.

A. managers order a discharged employee to clean out their desk
B. a manager order discharged employees to clean out their desks
C. managers order discharged employees that they should clean out their desks
D. managers order a discharged employee that they should clean out their desks
E. a manager order discharged employees to clean out his desk

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The underlined portion of the sentence contains the pronoun their, so check whether it agrees with its referent. The plural pronoun their refers to the singular noun employee, so there is a pronoun agreement error. Eliminate choice A and look for any obvious repeaters. Choice D also uses the singular noun employee with the plural pronoun their, so eliminate choice D for a pronoun agreement error. Now, evaluate the remaining answer choices individually, looking for reasons to eliminate each.

Choice B fixes the original pronoun agreement error by replacing the singular noun employee with the plural noun employees to agree with the plural pronoun their, and introduces no new errors, so keep choice B. Choice C incorrectly completes the idiom order…to with order…that they should, so eliminate choice C. Choice E uses the singular pronoun his, which does not agree with the plural noun employees, so eliminate choice E for a pronoun agreement error.

Choice A: No. The plural pronoun their does not agree with singular noun employee. Pronoun agreement.

Choice B:Correct.

Choice C: No. Order…that they should is an incorrect construction of the idiom order…to. Idiom.

Choice D: No. The plural pronoun their does not agree with singular noun employee. Pronoun agreement.

Choice E: No. The singular pronoun his does not agree with the plural noun employees. Pronoun agreement.

The correct answer is choice B.
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Is "a manager order" in B a mistake, isn't it? Shouldn't it be "a manager orderS"?
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Option C is the best case.

Managers + order + object = Correct


Option B

A manager + Order+ Object = Incorrect

It should be 'orders'.

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Stratos wrote:
Is "a manager order" in B a mistake, isn't it? Shouldn't it be "a manager orderS"?

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Option C is the best case.

Managers + order + object = Correct


Option B

A manager + Order+ Object = Incorrect

It should be 'orders'.

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Use of verb in option B is correct. It is a case of subjunctive verb. "require" before that is a sign for subjunctive, therefore the verb for "manager" is "order" not orders.

checkout this post by BB for subjunctive verbs
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