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# The health commissioner said that the government had

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09 Jul 2007, 04:47
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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, 13:21
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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16 Sep 2008, 09:42
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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16 Sep 2008, 15:53
E for me as well though I dont like the use of 'that' after (,) but by POE, E is the only viable option.
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16 Sep 2008, 16:02
"that it would try".
The 2nd "that" in the sentence provides conformity with the use of the 1st "that.
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17 Sep 2008, 14:40
Guys it may sound silly but i have a question here....

The sentence has a "had implemented" => past perfect tense. Can someone tell me what are the two event here and which one occurred first? Does it mean that the contamination occurred after the government implemented the strict measures?
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17 Sep 2008, 14:55
A, C, D = "it" is modifying illiness, whereas it should modify government.

B & E = would try wins

E ?
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18 Sep 2008, 04:28
We need "that" for //, so only B and E remain. Now we have a problem: E sounds good, but we have a past perfect tense and we need one more action. On the other hand, in the original sentence we have "will" and in E we have "would'. I chose B.
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20 Nov 2008, 17:27
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

m confused between b and e
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20 Nov 2008, 19:46
health commissioner "said" something about "future" in "past"

'would try' best suits this situation.

as we need "that" as well, E should be the correct answer here.
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21 Nov 2008, 14:36
Hi guys,

IMO C

it's the only one that follows the //ism:

Quote:
the government had implemented strict measures to eradicate the contaminated food and had tried to prevent the outbreak from recurring in the future.

OA and source?

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21 Nov 2008, 14:58
E makes sense here.

that it would try fits well.

but I could not eliminate "it will try" for any grammatical error ? any pointers here..
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23 Nov 2008, 21:04
Just Wondring ... why not A??

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.

- The health a talks abt the previous measures and then says what - it will try in the future..to prevent it from happening again.
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23 Nov 2008, 21:06
opps...it should be E.
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13 Feb 2009, 05:42
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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E
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13 Feb 2009, 06:49
IMO E.

1. "that" is parallel to "that"
2. Past form - would
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13 Feb 2009, 06:56
priyankur_saha@ml.com explained it very well.
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13 Feb 2009, 10:37
In for A

I don't think 'that' in the first part of sentence and 'that' in E are parallels because 'despite the recent illness' will not belong to either the first part or the second part of the sentence

The below structure in A works fine for me

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

Cheers,
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13 Feb 2009, 10:46
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In for A

I don't think 'that' in the first part of sentence and 'that' in E are parallels because 'despite the recent illness' will not belong to either the first part or the second part of the sentence

The below structure in A works fine for me

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

Cheers,
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Yes, despite the recent illness is a dependent clause and the sentence reads just fine in E, with out the Dependent clause and misses the parallelism with out the "that"

Also, would shows the uncertainty+future correctly.

Said (past)

Would (future + uncertainty)

I am finding it difficult to explain the choice of would over will. I will edit If I come up with better explanation
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13 Feb 2009, 23:07
OA is E
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