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Sentence Correction: Tenses - Reported Speech

An expert on economics claimed that only a new democratically-elected leader would give hope and motivate the people towards creating productive and harmonious work environments, and would thereby resolve the motor industry's crisis.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The verb give hope requires a preposition in order to correctly connect to the people. One cannot give hope the people - one can give hope to the people.

Whenever the first verb requires a preposition after it and the second verb does not, the preposition must not be omitted:

Incorrect: John cares and loves Jane.
Correct: John cares for and loves Jane.

What helps us identify this question as a Split Construction question and identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A split construction: Verb A + and/or + Verb B + object

Although this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction error by adding the preposition to, it is grammatically incorrect. In Reported Speech, when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past. However, will is in the Future.

What helps us identify this question as a Reported Speech question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Reported Speech with a reporting verb in Past tense

Although this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction error by adding the preposition to, it is grammatically incorrect. In Reported Speech, when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past. However, will is in the Future.

What helps us identify this question as a Reported Speech question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Reported Speech with a reporting verb in Past tense

Although this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction error by adding the preposition to, it is grammatically incorrect. In Reported Speech, when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past. However, can is in the Present.

What helps us identify this question as a Reported Speech question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Reported Speech with a reporting verb in Past tense

Splendid work!

This answer choice corrects the original Split Construction error by adding the preposition to. It also follows the Reported Speech rule which states that when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past.

would give hope and motivate the people towards creating productive and harmonious work environments, and would
would give hope to and motivate the people towards creating productive and harmonious work environments, and will
would give hope to and motivate the people towards creating productive and harmonious work environments, and would
will give hope to and motivate the people towards creating productive and harmonious work environments, and would
can give hope to and motivate the people towards creating productive and harmonious work environments, and could