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# The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in

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25 Sep 2018, 10:22
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The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later.

A) The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later.

B) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later.

C) The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later.

D) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later.

E) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later.

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25 Sep 2018, 10:34
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Split 1:

We don't have multiple events occurring here. Hence, had seen is incorrect.
Eliminate A and C

Split 2:
Pronoun error.
"Companies" require "them" not "it"
Hence eliminate B

Between D and E
In D, US government take 'stakes' in companies and sell off the 'stake' is incorrect. We need 'stakes' instead. Hence, D is incorrect.

E is our winner

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14 Oct 2018, 00:44
The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later.

A) The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later. --> wrong pronoun "it" refers to "companies"

B) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later. --> same as A

C) The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later. --> both should be "stakes"

D) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later. --> same as C

E) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later. --> correct
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14 Oct 2018, 02:31
[quote="Harshgmat"]The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later.

A) The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later.( Use of it is not correct,use of past perfect tense is also not correct)

B) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep it afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later.( use of it is not correct)

C) The financial crisis of 2008 had seen the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later.(use of past perfect is not correct)

D) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later.(singular stake is not correct)

E) The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US government take stakes in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stakes at a profit later.(stakes is better)

Choice E is correct
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14 Oct 2018, 02:44
Dear all, I have a query.if stake is used in place of stakes at both places ,would it make the sentence incorrect?
i.e.
The financial crisis of 2008 saw the US Gov takes stake in companies to keep them afloat and sell off the stake at a profit later.
Would this construction be right?
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