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# The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that,

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The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past

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28 Jun 2008, 13:50
This is b/w D and E. IMO D

E uses the past participle and in D "have been" is same as using the past tense.

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28 Jun 2008, 13:52
This makes A, B, and C is wrong because of "quicker".

Between D and E, we are comparing a past activity with present so I will go with E, but somehow I am not convinced about it. D looks equally good.

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28 Jun 2008, 14:11
abhijit_sen wrote:
This makes A, B, and C is wrong because of "quicker".

Between D and E, we are comparing a past activity with present so I will go with E, but somehow I am not convinced about it. D looks equally good.

Why is "quicker" wrong?

quicker = more quickly

Refer to: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quicker scroll down to the thesaurus section?

In my opinion, answer should be A.

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28 Jun 2008, 14:13
id like to know why quicker is wrong as well ... i would have chosen B

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29 Jun 2008, 19:47
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The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past

Quicker = More quickly

Simple past is precise and clearly stated in "C"

"have been" incorrect --- it means impementation started in the past and continuing into present.
"had been" incorrect - past perfect tense is uncessary. Past perfect tense is used to indicate that one action occurred before another action in the past. In other words, past perfect tense indicates the first of the two actions.*

C is correct answer

what is OA
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30 Jun 2008, 15:32
I feel it should be C, for the use of simple past tense.

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30 Jun 2008, 17:31
I think A, B, C wrong here because use of quicker is wrong .

If we ask the question "how was the strategy implemented" ? the answer should be an adverb (more quickly ) not an adjective (quicker) .

Between D and E , I go with E , "had been in the past" is correct , "have been" suggests that action is continuing in present .

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30 Jun 2008, 19:50
rpmodi wrote:
I think A, B, C wrong here because use of quicker is wrong .

If we ask the question "how was the strategy implemented" ? the answer should be an adverb (more quickly ) not an adjective (quicker) .

Between D and E , I go with E , "had been in the past" is correct , "have been" suggests that action is continuing in present .

Here "quicker" is active as adverb.

see the below link... quicker can be adverb or adjective also.
http://www.answers.com/topic/quick
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04 Jul 2008, 16:02
more..quickly is wordy.. i mean a simple quicker than is fine..

C is best

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04 Jul 2008, 16:11
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The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past

how can C be right...

dont we need passive.... the guidelines DID ??? ..

quickly correctly modifies implemented...D IMO
Please post OA

to add... i chose D over E... as it says SHOULD and no second event... but not sure... can someone confirm this...please

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05 Jul 2008, 09:30
IMO (E) is correct.
"quickly" modifies the verb "implemented" and "more..than" brings out the comparision clearly.
Use of past perfect tense - "had been" is required to bring out the time sequence clearly.

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05 Jul 2008, 10:00
The Sunrise policy at Melvin Prexart & Co states that, henceforth, the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past.

A. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they had been in the past

B. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they have been in the past

C. the strategy guidelines should be implemented quicker than they did in the past

D. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they have been in the past

E. the strategy guidelines should be implemented more quickly than they had been in the past -> Correct answer

Neither "quicker" nor "more quickly" is incorrect grammer since both of these are used in different contexts :
consider the following examples :
1)raj is quicker than rakesh in sports.
2)raj can complete his homework more quickly than rakesh can.
from the above we can understand that quicker is just an adjective and used with nouns."more quickly" is associated with verbs or actions.

here we are comparig the implementation of strategies and not the strategies .Hence more quickly usage is apt.hence we eliminate (A),(B) and (C).
(D) Vs (E) -> (E) is better since have been in (E) makes it incorrect since it appears as is implementation is still continuing.
hence IMO (E)
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05 Jul 2008, 16:09
I agree with spriya's thoughts on quicker vs more quickly

That said I clearly see two actions here

(1) Implementations that were done in the past.

(2) Implementations that should be done now and going forward.

Do we need a present perfect or past perfect? I feel past perfect is needed

One reason why C probably is wrong

What do you think "they" in C refers to? The only plural thing I can read is Strategy guidelines. That made me pull out C.

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