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The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

A. it will try
B. that it tried
D. it would have tried
E. that it would try
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08 Jul 2007, 21:53
A) seems to be correct since it uses appropriate tense.
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08 Jul 2007, 23:13
A for me. Correct use of Tense. They are talking about what the govermnet will try to do in the future. Whats the OA?
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I think it should be E as u are talking abt future from a past perspective.
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09 Jul 2007, 12:21
trahul4 wrote:
The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

A. it will try
B. that it tried
D. it would have tried
E. that it would try

I think B and E are out because they use "that". A is the best answer.
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I will go with E.

When there is a simple prediction about the future, we use "will"
With predictions about the future that have been made in the past, we use “would”

example:
Correct: Sam said that he would do his homework by saturday only if he is allowed to play on sunday.
Incorrect: Sam said that he will do his homework by saturday only if he is allowed to play on sunday.
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21 Aug 2010, 12:28
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E it is.

We need 'would' because the sentence is written in the past about the future. Also the sentence is parallel with....The health commissioner said that the government.......and that it....

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OA is E

"despite" is not a conjunction. "And" is a conjunction. "And" also indicates that parallelism is required.

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and it would try to prevent the outbreak from reccurring in the future.

The health commissioner said that X [a clause] and (that) Y (another clause).

Both clauses are things that the health commissioner said. Further, both clauses start with nouns - in particular, nouns that are the subjects of their respective clauses. Finally, the subject "it" in the second parallel clause is referring to the subject "government" in the first parallel clause. (It's not 100% required for the pronoun to refer specifically to the subject in the first clause, but when it does, that's extra-nice parallelism.
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21 Aug 2010, 22:00
yes E it is !!..in ..reported speech use of "that" is required and will become "would "
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22 Aug 2010, 01:08
Great !!..Its E....I got the point.
Nice learning about " talking in past about future : Use WOULD " Great explanation by seekmba..Good
Unfortunately I opted for B,merely considering parallelism.
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22 Aug 2010, 01:32
I will go with E

The health commissioner said that....and .... that it would try .....in future

for simple prediction in future ...
past tense .. would + verb ... in future
present tense ... will + verb ... in future.
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22 Aug 2010, 12:46
i will still go for A coz of despite recent illnesses
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24 Aug 2010, 11:47
If E were to be correct, then "that" should be placed before "despite" to itroduce the new clause.
A it is.
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27 Aug 2010, 23:08
But if we use 'that' as in B and E, what does 'it' refer to ?
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28 Aug 2010, 02:46
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But if we use 'that' as in B and E, what does 'it' refer to ?

what you are saying is absolutely correct .... however if you ook at the other choices , they have " IT " placed after illness. So no way you can make the relation between noun and pronoun clearer So you have to pick the other flaw and correct that .

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26 May 2014, 18:44
Since ", that it would try..." is an independent clause, don't we require a coordinating conjunction? How is it OK to not have one here?
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Since ", that it would try..." is an independent clause, don't we require a coordinating conjunction? How is it OK to not have one here?

You are correct. The conjunction is present
Did the question 1 week back and got it right...Here it is

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

A. it will try
B. that it tried
D. it would have tried
E. that it would try

Here is the sentence break up for you

The health commissioner said (2 things)
that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and

, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

The Original sentence becomes " The health commissioner said
that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future."

Since we need construction to be parallel, we will need a conjunction "and" as you pointed out and that construction as well.

Only E does that.
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27 May 2014, 16:48
WoundedTiger wrote:
russ9 wrote:
Since ", that it would try..." is an independent clause, don't we require a coordinating conjunction? How is it OK to not have one here?

You are correct. The conjunction is present
Did the question 1 week back and got it right...Here it is

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

A. it will try
B. that it tried
D. it would have tried
E. that it would try

Here is the sentence break up for you

The health commissioner said (2 things)
that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and

, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

The Original sentence becomes " The health commissioner said
that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future."

Since we need construction to be parallel, we will need a conjunction "and" as you pointed out and that construction as well.

Only E does that.

Hi again, WoundedTiger,

Are you saying that the "AND" works because it is BEFORE the comma. Meaning, if the sentence stated:

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food, and despite the recent illnesses, that it would tryto prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future. -- In this case, since the "and" is in the modifier, the final choice would be incorrect b/c it would miss a coordinating conjunction. Am I right in assuming this?
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27 May 2014, 20:16
Just try reading the sentence without ', despite the recent illnesses,' .
usage of 'that' is very much required after 'and'

Option B and E are left.

As we require an action that 'would' recur in future.

Option E is correct.
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29 May 2014, 00:21
russ9 wrote:
WoundedTiger wrote:
russ9 wrote:
Since ", that it would try..." is an independent clause, don't we require a coordinating conjunction? How is it OK to not have one here?

You are correct. The conjunction is present
Did the question 1 week back and got it right...Here it is

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

A. it will try
B. that it tried
D. it would have tried
E. that it would try

Here is the sentence break up for you

The health commissioner said (2 things)
that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and

, despite the recent illnesses, it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

The Original sentence becomes " The health commissioner said
that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and it will try to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future."

Since we need construction to be parallel, we will need a conjunction "and" as you pointed out and that construction as well.

Only E does that.

Hi again, WoundedTiger,

Are you saying that the "AND" works because it is BEFORE the comma. Meaning, if the sentence stated:

The health commissioner said that the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food, and despite the recent illnesses, that it would tryto prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future. -- In this case, since the "and" is in the modifier, the final choice would be incorrect b/c it would miss a coordinating conjunction. Am I right in assuming this?

Yes, You are correct on this. Since we need to join 2 Dependent clauses with that, we will need " and ". But note if the 2 sentences to be joined were Independent clauses then the construction will be

IC 1, and IC 2 unless and until there is a list in the sentence. List can be of anything verbs, adjectives or any other quality then again construction will be.... verb 1 and verb 2
Hope it is clear.
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