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Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident

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Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team
did not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team were aware of the
project's purpose.


A. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team
did not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team were aware of the
project's purpose.

B. It was evident that a lot of activity in the team did not align with the project's objectives, and would have
been challenged if the team was aware of the project's purpose when, unsurprisingly, commitment in the
team was low.

C. Surprisingly, it was evident that a lot of activity in the team did not align with the project's objectives, and
would have been challenged if the team were aware of the project's purpose when, unsurprisingly, commitment
in the team was low.

D. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team did
not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team had been aware of the
project's purpose.

E. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team did
not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team was aware of the project's
purpose.

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A. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team
did not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team were aware of the
project's purpose.

B. It was evident that a lot of activity in the team did not align with the project's objectives, and would have
been challenged if the team was aware of the project's purpose when, unsurprisingly, commitment in the
team was low.

C. Surprisingly, it was evident that a lot of activity in the team did not align with the project's objectives, and
would have been challenged if the team were aware of the project's purpose when, unsurprisingly, commitment
in the team was low.

D. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team did
not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team had been aware of the
project's purpose.
( IMO this option is correct :) correct usage of past subjuntive

E. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team did
not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team was aware of the project's
purpose.
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Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team
did not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team were aware of the
project's purpose.


A. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team
did not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team were aware of the
project's purpose.

B. It was evident that a lot of activity in the team did not align with the project's objectives, and would have
been challenged if the team was aware of the project's purpose when, unsurprisingly, commitment in the
team was low.

C. Surprisingly, it was evident that a lot of activity in the team did not align with the project's objectives, and
would have been challenged if the team were aware of the project's purpose when, unsurprisingly, commitment
in the team was low.

D. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team did
not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team had been aware of the
project's purpose.

E. Unsurprisingly, commitment in the team was low but it was also evident that a lot of activity in the team did
not align with the project's objectives, and would have been challenged if the team was aware of the project's
purpose.

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Entire question hinges on if the team were/was/had been aware....
What is this If team .... Is hypothetical and so WERE is correct..

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IMO A.

Only A uses subjunctive correctly.

D has sequencing error (would + had been) and E uses subjunctive incorrectly (would + was).
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New post 01 Jul 2018, 15:31
Hi chetan2u

1. How the usage of "would have been" is justified without past perfect in the if-clause? Usually we use "would"
2. Since it in "it was also evident" playse role of placeholder pronoun, shouldn't "but" preceded by COMMA as independent clause usually does?
There is no logic to belive that "it" refers to "commitment" rather than to the whole action "commitment in the team was low".

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