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# Upper management has long been known that working overtime

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Upper management has long been known that working overtime sometimes creates security problems, but only lately has it been discovered that the computer problems are caused by a virus delivered by a housekeeper disgruntled mainly about poor working conditions.

(A) Upper management has long been known that working overtime sometimes creates
(B) Upper management has long been known overtime working is sometimes able to create
(C) Working overtime has long been known to upper management to sometimes create
(D) It has long been known to upper management that working overtime sometimes creates
(E) It has long been known to upper management that overtime, when it is worked, has sometimes created
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04 Feb 2017, 11:00

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05 Feb 2017, 04:50
priya sri wrote:

A. "Upper management has been known" is in passive voice, implying someone else knows the upper management. This construction does not make any sense. The correct construction would be : "Upper management has been known".

B. Same error as above.

C. Wrong meaning - implies: Upper management knows working overtime. This knowing sometimes create security problems.

D. Best of the given choices (though "will create" should have been "creates").

E. "Overtime" is not worked, i.e. overtime cannot be the object of the verb "work" - hence "it (overtime) is worked" is wrong. (In the sentence "we work overtime", "overtime" is an adverb.)

OA has been added, and the correction is made in option D.

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05 Feb 2017, 05:01
Hi sayantanc2k,
If option A were written like this "Upper management has long been knowing that working... "then would it be considered right??

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05 Feb 2017, 12:17
techiesam wrote:
Hi sayantanc2k,
If option A were written like this "Upper management has long been knowing that working... "then would it be considered right??

Yes, it would be correct. Tense: present perfect continuous, voice: active - no problem with this construction.

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