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Dear Sir,

The parts highlighted in Brown in paragraph ( B ) and ( C ) are grammatically correct.
How about the parts highlighted in Brown in paragraph ( A ) and ( D ), are they also grammatically correct?
Is "to" means "according to" in paragraph ( A ) and ( D )?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/business/15lehman.html?pagewanted=2&hp

(The New York Times, Business)

( A ): A leading proposal to rescue Lehman would have divided the bank into two entities, a “good bank” and a “bad bank.” Under that scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would have agreed to absorb losses from the bank’s troubled assets, to two people briefed on the proposal said. Taxpayer money would not have been included in such a deal, they said.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080915/news_1n15lehman.html

(The San Diego Union Tribune)

( B ): A leading proposal to rescue Lehman would have divided the bank into two entities, a “good bank” and a “bad bank.” Under that scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would have agreed to absorb losses from the bank's troubled assets, two people briefed on the proposal said. Taxpayer money would not have been included in such a deal, they said.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080915/ARTICLE/809150370/-1/FRONTPAGE&title=End_is_near_fo...

(HeraldTribune.com)

( C ): The leading proposal to rescue Lehman had been to divide the bank into two entities, a "good bank" and a "bad bank." Under that last scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would agree to absorb losses from the bank's troubled assets, accordingto two people briefed on the proposal. Taxpayer money would not be included in such a deal, they said.

http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080915/ZNYT01/809150345&title=After_Frantic_Day__Wall_St__Banks_Falter&template=printpicart
(TimesDaily.com)

( D ): A leading proposal to rescue Lehman would have divided the bank into two entities, a “good bank” and a “bad bank.” Under that scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would have agreed to absorb losses from the bank’s troubled assets, to two people briefed on the proposal said. Taxpayer money would not have been included in such a deal, they said.

Your advice will be very much appreciated!
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Hi,

The parts highlighted in Brown in paragraph ( B ) and ( C ) are grammatically correct.
How about the parts highlighted in Brown in paragraph ( A ) and ( D ), are they also grammatically correct?
In ( A ) and ( D ), is "to" means "according to"?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/business/15lehman.html?pagewanted=2&hp

(The New York Times, Business)

( A ): A leading proposal to rescue Lehman would have divided the bank into two entities, a “good bank” and a “bad bank.” Under that scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would have agreed to absorb losses from the bank’s troubled assets, to two people briefed on the proposal said. Taxpayer money would not have been included in such a deal, they said. Incorrect grammar. Remove the 'to'.

You can say 'Tom said' or 'according to Tom', but you can't just mix both forms and say 'to Tom said'.

You can, however, say 'according to what Tom said'. In other words, the phrase 'according to' needs an object.

.http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080915/news_1n15lehman.html

(The San Diego Union Tribune)

( B ): A leading proposal to rescue Lehman would have divided the bank into two entities, a “good bank” and a “bad bank.” Under that scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would have agreed to absorb losses from the bank's troubled assets, two people briefed on the proposal said. Taxpayer money would not have been included in such a deal, they said. Yes, OK

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080915/ARTICLE/809150370/-1/FRONTPAGE&title=End_is_near_fo...

(HeraldTribune.com)

( C ): The leading proposal to rescue Lehman had been to divide the bank into two entities, a "good bank" and a "bad bank." Under that last scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would agree to absorb losses from the bank's troubled assets, according to two people briefed on the proposal. Taxpayer money would not be included in such a deal, they said.Yes, OK

http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080915/ZNYT01/809150345&title=After_Frantic_Day__Wall_St__Banks_Falter&template=printpicart
(TimesDaily.com)

( D ): A leading proposal to rescue Lehman would have divided the bank into two entities, a “good bank” and a “bad bank.” Under that scenario, Barclays would have bought the parts of Lehman that have been performing well, while a group of 10 to 15 Wall Street companies would have agreed to absorb losses from the bank’s troubled assets, to two people briefed on the proposal said. Taxpayer money would not have been included in such a deal, they said. Incorrect grammar. Remove the 'to'.

Your advice will be very much appreciated!

Best wishes, Clive
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