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    liquidate

    Despite the recent reports of increases in profits at Boston franchise, the coeporation wanted it _________.

    (a) to liquidate (b) will liquidate (c) liquidate (d) liquidated

    I chose (a), but tha answer is (d).

    I do not know why. plwase help me solve it. thanks

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    #2

    Re: liquidate

    Liquidate=wind up
    ....Wanted it liquidated
    passive form is used

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    #3

    Re: liquidate

    For your choice it would have to be:

    wanted to liquidate it.


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    #4

    Re: liquidate

    thanks

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    Re: liquidate

    Quote Originally Posted by bid213 View Post
    Despite the recent reports of increases in profits at Boston franchise, the coeporation wanted it _________.

    (a) to liquidate (b) will liquidate (c) liquidate (d) liquidated

    I chose (a), but tha answer is (d).

    I do not know why. plwase help me solve it. thanks
    ..the corporation wanted it (to be) liquidated.
    ..the corporation wanted it to liquidate does not work as the Boston franchise can not liquidate by itself but by the corporation.

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    #6

    Re: liquidate

    ......wanted it liquidated
    Hitler wanted london destroyed


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    #7

    Re: liquidate

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    ......wanted it liquidated
    Hitler wanted london destroyed
    ??????


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    #8

    Re: liquidate

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    ..the corporation wanted it (to be) liquidated.
    ..the corporation wanted it to liquidate does not work as the Boston franchise can not liquidate by itself but by the corporation.
    So, can "to be" be neglected ?

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    #9

    Re: liquidate

    yes.'to be'can be omitted

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