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SC... Not one

Post Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:45 pm
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    Not one of the potential investors is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were not to be concluded.

    A. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement is signed that includes a provision for penalties if the deal were
    B. is expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal was
    C. is expected to make an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until a merger agreement be signed by them with a provision for penalties if the deal were
    D. are expected to make an offer for buying First Interstate Bank until it signs a merger agreement with a provision for penalties included if the deal was
    E. are expected to be making an offer to buy First Interstate Bank until they sign a merger agreement including a provision for penalties if the deal were

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    Post Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:44 am
    I think its (A). What is the OA?

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    Post Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:47 pm
    Your correct....OA is (A).....Can you explain??

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    Post Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:30 pm
    "Not one ... is" is the correct form. Discard D and E

    Purpose is best indicated by "to + verb" i.e. to buy is preferred over
    for buying. B is out

    In C, "until a merger agreement be signed" is incorrect.

    So, A remains

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    Post Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:21 am
    Jay is right as usual.

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    Post Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:23 am
    Few more errors : if the deal "was" , until "they" Wink

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    Post Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:55 am
    "if the deal were"? id right?

    isnt deal singular

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    Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:16 am
    To express a degree of uncertainty or unreality, we use a subjunctive mood. So, B and D are out for using "was" instead of "were".

    A. Correct.
    B. It should use "were" instead of "was"
    C. An agreement is always signed between two parties. But "them" here refers to investors.
    D. It should use "were" instead of "was"
    E. An agreement is always signed between two parties. But "they" here refers only to investors.

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