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# The manager of the plastic fork factory tried to convince the unruly f

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The manager of the plastic fork factory tried to convince the unruly factory workers they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.

(A) they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.
(B) that they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.
(C) about joining forces to optimize production on the belt instead of attempting to be contrary.
(D) for the joining of forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.
(E) to join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.

Originally posted by StrugglingGmat2910 on 15 Jul 2017, 09:05.
Last edited by abhimahna on 15 Jul 2017, 10:30, edited 1 time in total.
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15 Jul 2017, 10:33
The managers convinced that ... is the correct form.

(A) they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary. --> Run on sentence.

(B) that they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.

(C) about joining forces to optimize production on the belt instead of attempting to be contrary. --> Convinced about is incorrect. + Instead of and gerund is incorrect.

(D) for the joining of forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary. --> ||ism problem

(E) to join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary. --> ||ism problem
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15 Jul 2017, 12:33
abhimahna wrote:
The managers convinced that ... is the correct form.

(A) they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary. --> Run on sentence.

(B) that they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.

(C) about joining forces to optimize production on the belt instead of attempting to be contrary. --> Convinced about is incorrect. + Instead of and gerund is incorrect.

(D) for the joining of forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary. --> ||ism problem

(E) to join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary. --> ||ism problem

i also eliminated the choice on same line of thinking but ca you tell me is use of should correct convinced that + should acceptable
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17 Jul 2017, 05:47
oishik2910 wrote:
i also eliminated the choice on same line of thinking but ca you tell me is use of should correct convinced that + should acceptable

Hi oishik2910 ,

I know why you raised this question.

Convinced is not a subjunctive verb here.

That should rule is valid for subjunctive verbs.
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13 Dec 2017, 08:46
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Clean B.

... X rather than Y , X and Y need to be parallel.

X is join (verb form)
Y should be attempt (verb form)

split into branch

- they should join

- they attempt
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13 Dec 2017, 09:12
StrugglingGmat2910 wrote:
The manager of the plastic fork factory tried to convince the unruly factory workers they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.

(A) they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.
(B) that they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.
(C) about joining forces to optimize production on the belt instead of attempting to be contrary.
(D) for the joining of forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.
(E) to join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.

The manager of the plastic fork factory tried to convince the unruly factory workers that they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.

Correct answer must be (B)
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05 Sep 2018, 03:26
StrugglingGmat2910 wrote:
The manager of the plastic fork factory tried to convince the unruly factory workers they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.

(A) they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.
(B) that they should join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.
(C) about joining forces to optimize production on the belt instead of attempting to be contrary.
(D) for the joining of forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempt to be contrary.
(E) to join forces to optimize production on the belt rather than attempting to be contrary.

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

Convince about’ and ‘convince for’ are idiomatically incorrect. Eliminate C and D. The other issue in this sentence is parallel structure. The parallel structure is ‘join’ and ‘attempt’. A and E violate parallel structure. Choice B is the correct answer.
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