I've been going over some English comprehension tests with my students and I've stumbled upon a sentence that's been bugging me.
(Jack / request / have) ______ a day off met with his employer’s refusal.
The answer sheet states that - "Jack’s request to have a day off met with his employer’s refusal". It's apparently the correct way to complete the sentence.
IMO if that's the way to complete this sentence then it would have to be altered a bit - Jack’s request to have a day off WAS MET OR HAS BEEN MET with his employer’s refusal.
Unless "Jack's request" sat down for a coffee with "his employer's refusal" and talked things through :)
All jokes aside I'd love someone to explain it to me and/or even give me some other examples of similar sentences ^^
The sentence comes from a Polish "Matura" extended level exam - something similar to A-level exams.