For each sentence below, identify the logical subject of the highlighted infinitive. A question appears after each sentence to help guide your choice. Indicate your choice by clicking on one of the two or three choices provided. The choice "OTHER" refers to someone not mentioned in the sentence but who might be understood, within a particular context, to be the logical subject of the infinitive.
The technical writer asked the logic designer to make an outline.The technical writer the logic designer OTHER
Who will make an outline?
The technical writer: INCORRECT.
the logic designer: CORRECT!
The design team manager decided to change the procedure.The design team manager OTHER
Who will change the procedure?
The design team manager: CORRECT!
The systems integrator was told by the project manager to prepare a report.The systems integrator the project manager OTHER
Who will prepare a report?
The systems integrator: CORRECT!
the project manager: INCORRECT.
To reach the information systems manager, the database expert had to call back in the afternoon.the information systems manager the database expert OTHER
Who needed to reach someone?
the information systems manager: INCORRECT.
the database expert: CORRECT!
The systems analyst was asked by the tester what to say to the developer.The systems analyst the tester the developer
Who needs to say something?
The systems analyst: INCORRECT.
the tester: CORRECT!
the developer: INCORRECT.
The maintenance crew showed the assembler where to discard the parts.The maintenance crew the assembler OTHER
Who will discard the parts.
The maintenance crew: INCORRECT.
the assembler: CORRECT!
The manufacturing manager was ordered to fire the quality control expert.The manufacturing manager the quality control expert OTHER
Who will do the firing?
The manufacturing manager: CORRECT!
the quality control expert: INCORRECT.
The researcher told the designer to abandon the plan.The researcher the designer OTHER
Who will abandon the plan?
The researcher: INCORRECT.
the designer: CORRECT!
The hardware technician called the company librarian to borrow some manuals.The hardware technician the company librarian OTHER
Who borrowed some manuals?
The hardware technician: CORRECT!
the company librarian: INCORRECT.
The software engineer told the applications programmer what to look for.The software engineer the applications programmer OTHER
Who will look for something?
The software engineer: INCORRECT.
The applications programmer: CORRECT!
The applications analyst promised the systems programmer to develop a strategy.The applications analyst the systems programmer OTHER
Who will develop a strategy?
The applications analyst: CORRECT!
The systems programmer: INCORRECT.
The product manager advised the design engineer to develop a new system.The product manager the design engineer OTHER
Who would develop a new system?
The product manager: INCORRECT!
the design engineer: CORRECT!
The inspector asked the technician how to locate the problem.The inspector the technician OTHER
Who needs to locate the problem?
The inspector: CORRECT!
the technician: INCORRECT.
The service representative telephoned the contract programmer in order to explain the problem.The service representative the contract programmer OTHER
Who explained the problem?
The service representative: CORRECT!
the contract programmer: INCORRECT.
The software products manager said to send a letter to the company.The software products manager the company OTHER
Who will send a letter?
The software products manager: INCORRECT.
the company: INCORRECT.
The hardware engineer was asked by the equipment engineer to advise the team.The hardware engineer the equipment engineer the team
Who will do the advising?
The hardware engineer: CORRECT!
the equipment engineer: INCORRECT.
the team: INCORRECT.
In order to hire a consultant, the systems support specialist submitted a request to the department manager.A consultant the systems support specialist the department manager
Who needed to hire someone?
A consultant: INCORRECT.
the systems support specialist: CORRECT!
the department manager: INCORRECT.
The circuit designer explained what to do with the old circuit.The circuit designer OTHER
Who will do something with the old circuit?
The circuit designer: INCORRECT.
The customer asked to describe the problem to the technical support specialist.The customer the technical support specialist
Who will describe the problem?
The customer: CORRECT!
the technical support specialist: INCORRECT.
The computer systems auditor persuaded the local area network manager to investigate the complaint.The computer systems auditor the local area network manager
Who investigated the complaint?
The computer systems auditor: INCORRECT.
the local area network manager: CORRECT!