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The nurse told me that the doctor's office closes at 5:00

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The nurse told me that the doctor's office closes at 5:00 P.M.

A. The nurse told me that the doctor's office closes at 5:00 P.M.
B. The nurse told me that the doctor's office closed at 5:00 P.M.
C. The nurse had told me that the doctor's office had closed at 5:00 P.M.
D. The nurse told me that the doctor's office had closed at 5:00 P.M.
E. The nurse told me that the doctor's office would have to close at 5:00 P.M.

Please explain why each option is correct/incorrect and if incorrect, in which other ways can it be corrected/stated.
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21 Jun 2008, 23:22
This is a weird question, because most answers could be true based on the situation the statement is written in.

According to me A is correct, because the doctors office would close at a predefined time everdyay (5:00 pm) hence closes is the right verb

The other options are all in the past tense.
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22 Jun 2008, 06:10
bhatiagp seems to be on a roll...
OA is A.

Even I thought that each statement would stand on its own depending on the situation. Hence, I didn't know which one to pick.
I chose D on this one.
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22 Jun 2008, 06:14
Well, we need to evaluate other options only if something is wrong with original sentence. Here original sentence is perfectly alright, so no need to look into other answer choices.
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22 Jun 2008, 06:15
gmatcrook wrote:
The nurse told me that the doctor's office closes at 5:00 P.M.

A. The nurse told me that the doctor's office closes at 5:00 P.M.
B. The nurse told me that the doctor's office closed at 5:00 P.M.
C. The nurse had told me that the doctor's office had closed at 5:00 P.M.
D. The nurse told me that the doctor's office had closed at 5:00 P.M.
E. The nurse told me that the doctor's office would have to close at 5:00 P.M.

Please explain why each option is correct/incorrect and if incorrect, in which other ways can it be corrected/stated.

Agree with the OA. A is best. B is a bit tricky due to the past tense of "closed". Anyway...weird q.
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22 Jun 2008, 07:51
Other choices change the meaning of sentence. A is best!
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