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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.
it will try
that it tried
it had tried
it would have tried
that it would try

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New post 12 Sep 2008, 22:43
rao_1857 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.
it will try
that it tried
it had tried
it would have tried
that it would try


Tough one!..

Will go with E.

Health commissioner said that X and that Y.

B, E remains.

We are talking about future : "to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future."
so would is appropriate here..

Any Verbal GURU's throw some light on this.
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I choose B because i thought to complete past perfect here we need tried and not try

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I ended up picking C.

I think I am terribly wrong with this one..can anyone explain?

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A.

B/C/D are out due tense mismatch.

E includes "that" in the last sentence which makes it wordy.

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E for me.

since it is an indirect speech, "it will" is not appropriate. Instead, "it would" is correct. Also, "that is required".

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rao_1857 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.
it will try
that it tried
it had tried
it would have tried
that it would try


"that" is required. Otherwise we must use "verb" only after the "and, despite the recent illnesses".
B is not correct. We need to have something that tells a future in the past, like "would" in option E.
So E only stands.

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