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The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found
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05 Sep 2013, 02:17
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It should be "has explored several alternatives" and not "explored several alternatives" because the affect of this activity continues in the present...
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05 Sep 2013, 03:00
IMO A.

The restructuring agency in past explored several alternatives,including complete and partial liquidation of assets

But still the agency has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.

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The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.

A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found.

Correct as per me.

B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found

Since the event of exploration is in past perfect tense, then the phrase "which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets" cannot be in present tense.

Hence, wrong.

C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found

"did not found" is wrong (a very common Indian grammar error). It should be "did not find". Also the order of the events in this sentence is not correct both exploration and finding are in same tense "past".

Hence, wrong.

D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found

the logical order of the events should be : first the exploration and then the findings. Here the tense of both events exploration and finding is same.

Hence, wrong.

E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

"has explored" is present perfect tense; "did not find" is past tense, the order of events is not correct here. first the agency has to explore, then it will find anything. Also in this option "did not found" is wrong (a very common Indian grammar error). It should be "did not find".

Hence, wrong.

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05 Sep 2013, 03:10
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Try this one!!
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

IMO A.

Option A,B & D left.
Wrong usage of past perfect tense in option B.

Between two options A,D...in this case simple past seems better than present perfect tense .

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05 Sep 2013, 06:31
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I would say it´s D. Basically because of parallelism in the 3 structures

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05 Sep 2013, 07:53
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

Option B - Had is incorrect
Option C & E - after comma we need connector - incorrect
Option D has explored...., but has ... awkward construction.
Option A - explored in simple past tense makes it concise. Hence the right choice

A should be the right answer.

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05 Sep 2013, 08:53
Yes very true... Please post OA with the questions, because considering the quality of your questions, they will be of better help if the OA is also posted with the questions themselves, as it becomes really difficult to trace the whole set of replies before the OA is posted .. Hope you appreciate the willingness of those who follow your posts, & thus make the availability of OA easier.

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05 Sep 2013, 12:02
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Try this one!!
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.

A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.

B -> alternatives is plural so it should be include
E,C -> We need a conjunction (FANBOYS) after comma to join two predicates with the same subject, so E & C are wrong.
D -> has explored implies that still in the process of exploring which is wrong as per the intended meaning

IMO A

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05 Sep 2013, 20:15
I am going with C. Simple past tense do the job. Since exploration happened in the past, so solution were not found in the past too.

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05 Sep 2013, 21:37
fameatop wrote:
Try this one!!
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

I go with 'D' too for parallelism in all three clauses as mentioned above.

Explored in A with including as continuation sounds awkward.

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05 Sep 2013, 21:41
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Try this one!!
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

Good Question....+1

The sentence says that Restucturing company explored several alternatives; alternatives which included complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution....

Sentence A: Looks okay as the exploring took place before and is in past tense so lets hold it for a moment.

Sentence B : Had explored (action of of exploring happened earlier than another action in past, but there is none) and hence can be ruled out

Sentence C : Explored (verb 1) and did not found (verb 2) are not connected properly by FANBOYS so can be ruled out

D. Use of Has Explored (Present perfect) means the action is still continuing and Has not found means so far (in the most recent past) no solution has been found.... So D can be put on hold

E. Two verbs not connected by proper conjunction (Same as C)

The meaning of the sentence somehow conveys that efforts are still on and hence will chose D over A

Ans D

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06 Sep 2013, 16:58
why is the ans D??

Sequence of events is better described in A

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06 Sep 2013, 23:00
My choice D
Reason being the sentence first half is in present perfect (explored many .. but did not) shows process of exploration was done in past but its end successfully or can say its effect hence present perfect n correct structure of present perfect is has /have + pasr participle form of verb which is correctly used in D only.
Secondly parallel markers but also endorse D choice.
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08 Sep 2013, 00:52
Could you please let us know what is the source of this question?

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08 Sep 2013, 01:24
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Try this one!!
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

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The United States attacked Iraq, claiming that the latter possessed WMDs, but the former has not found any of them till date.

This sentence is analogous to answer choice A. What is wrong with A?
Why D is better than A as per the given OA?

Fameatop...I will really appreciate if you provide us the OE as well in addition to the source of the question.
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08 Sep 2013, 01:53
I second Marcab. I chose D thinking sequence of events makes more sense in A rather than that in D. I still could not figure out the difference between A & D and why D is preferred over A.

Waiting for fameatop for Source & OE. Really good question to clear my concepts about sequencing and inherent meaning.

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08 Sep 2013, 06:02
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Try this one!!
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

We have to maintain || ism in the two different clauses of the sentences.

so both the below sentences are correct..

The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but did not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.

OR

The restructuring agency has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.

Now, the main difference that comes in the meaning is that the later displays the effect, although the former shows an event that happened in the past.

In A, The missing "has" in first clause breaks the parallelism with the second clause.
However, option D maintains that parallelism.

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Try this one!!
The restructuring agency explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found any feasible solution to the problems faced by the company.
A) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
B) had explored several alternatives, which includes complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
C) explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not found
D) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, but has not found
E) has explored several alternatives, including complete and partial liquidation of assets, did not not found

I would like to put up one question for everyone.

The United States attacked Iraq, claiming that the latter possessed WMDs, but the former has not found any of them till date.

This sentence is analogous to answer choice A. What is wrong with A?
Why D is better than A as per the given OA?

Fameatop...I will really appreciate if you provide us the OE as well in addition to the source of the question.
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Hi Marcab,

If i say "Ram went to the market, but has not come back home".

Will the above sentence be correct??

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