Nobody who was at the meeting will say anything to the press.

Enjoyenglish

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Hello. I have seen this question.

Nobody who was at the meeting will say anything to the press.
A. The press said that nobody came to the meeting.
B. The people present at the meeting will say nothing to the press.
C. At the meeting nobody will say anything to the press. (key)
D. Those who didn't attend the meeting will say nothing to the press.
Why is B incorrect, please?
 
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Raymott

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B is correct. None of the others are correct.
 

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I find, 'Nobody who was at the meeting will say anything to the press' ambiguous because of the answer key. If you hadn't supplied the key I would have assumed that the first sentence meant that nobody who was at the meeting (in the past) will say anything to the press (in the future). In fact, I still think that's what it means.
A clearly means something else.
B would be my choice.
C means that nobody will say anything to the press at a meeting that hasn't yet taken place.
D is totally wrong.
 

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I don't think so, given that the question is about a meeting in the past. I think it's just additional context for the future. There's nothing in Roman's answer to suggest that c) is correct.
 
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