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The employer from a prestigious well-known production company will appear in court tomorrow, because he lets all the employees affiliated with his political party to take two days off per month.

(A)
he lets all the employees affiliated with his political party to take
(B)
of letting all the employees that are affiliated with his political party take
(C)
of letting all the employees affiliated with his political party to take
(D)
he let all the employees affiliated with his political party take
(E)
he let all the employees who were affiliated with his political party taking


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New post 28 Jan 2014, 15:41
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The employer from a prestigious well-known production company will appear in court tomorrow, because he lets all the employees affiliated with his political party to take two days off per month.

(A)
he lets all the employees affiliated with his political party to take
(B)
of letting all the employees that are affiliated with his political party take
(C)
of letting all the employees affiliated with his political party to take
(D)
he let all the employees affiliated with his political party take
(E)
he let all the employees who were affiliated with his political party taking

Spoiler: :: Answer
(A) Idiom. The verb let is followed by an infinitive without to (“to let somebody do something”).(B) Relative pronoun who should be used instead of that to refer to employees. Because of letting is an awkward and wordy construction.(C) Because of letting is an awkward constrcution. Also, letting should be followed take without the particle to.(D) Correct (note the verb let is in the past tense).(E) Same as in A.

The correct answer is D


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I think D is not the correct OA. Explanation below -

D& E are out because of Sub verb not agreeing in number (He - Singular; let - Plural)
In A & C, "to take" in not required. The author of this sentence is not showing any intent by using "to take" , but rather stating a fact - So I think "take" should be used.
Hence B is the correct answer.
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D is correct because Let is the past tense of itself. So it has not to be agree with number .. and in option D, the second event as a whole occured in the past ( let all the employees affiliated take two days off) that's why The employer will appear in court tomorrow
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The employer from a prestigious well-known production company will appear in court tomorrow, because he lets all the employees affiliated with his political party to take two days off per month.

(A)
he lets all the employees affiliated with his political party to take
(B)
of letting all the employees that are affiliated with his political party take
(C)
of letting all the employees affiliated with his political party to take
(D)
he let all the employees affiliated with his political party take
(E)
he let all the employees who were affiliated with his political party taking

Spoiler: :: Answer
(A) Idiom. The verb let is followed by an infinitive without to (“to let somebody do something”).(B) Relative pronoun who should be used instead of that to refer to employees. Because of letting is an awkward and wordy construction.(C) Because of letting is an awkward constrcution. Also, letting should be followed take without the particle to.(D) Correct (note the verb let is in the past tense).(E) Same as in A.

The correct answer is D


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Hi,

You need subjonctive here; Because he let X

A B C are out.

E is wordy and have to many useless words!

Answer D

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D is correct because Let is the past tense of itself. So it has not to be agree with number .. and in option D, the second event as a whole occured in the past ( let all the employees affiliated take two days off) that's why The employer will appear in court tomorrow


Hi
But, in my opinion, sentense should be in the present tense:
He let them two days off two days off per month
Original sentense sounds like he is doing it every month.
Correct me if I wrong.
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(A) he lets all the employees affiliated with his political party to take. Wrong grammar
(B) of letting all the employees that are affiliated with his political party take Wordy
(C) of letting all the employees affiliated with his political party to take Wordy + awkward structure
(D) he let all the employees affiliated with his political party take Correct, the act of letting his employees should be in the past, which it is (let) + it finishes on a good note, "take" and not "to take".
(E) he let all the employees who were affiliated with his political party taking Wordy + wrong grammar
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Let someone to do / doing something is wrong...should be let someone do something. Therefore A,C and E can be eliminated.

The pronoun "that" cannot be used to refer to person/people. Hence option B is wrong.

D is the correct option.
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Let someone to do / doing something is wrong...should be let someone do something. Therefore A,C and E can be eliminated.

The pronoun "that" cannot be used to refer to person/people. Hence option B is wrong.

D is the correct option.


Hi. Is there anything wrong with option B, other than the use of pronoun, particularly the use of 'of letting'?
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