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Despite forceful legal pleas for the restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts to the place of their origin, the British museum continues to rebuff the Greek authorities requesting that it should return the Parthenon marbles removed from the Acropolis by Lord Elgin in 1806.

A. Requesting that it should
B. Requesting them to
C. And it request to
D. Who request that it
E. Who request them to

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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 21:31
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I go with D.

A. Requesting that it should
B. Requesting them to
C. And it request to

A,B,C can be eliminated because of incorrect subject verb agreement.
'the British museum continues to rebuff....Requesting that it should'

The British museum is not making the requests. The Greek authorities are.

We are left with D & E.
D. Who request that it
E. Who request them to

We need to decide whether 'the musuem' is singular or plural.
From our own knowledge, we can conclude that musuem is singular.
However, to confirm, we can use the existing phrase in the sentence 'the British museum continues to' which proves that usage in this sentence is singular.

So I go with D.
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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 21:43
I will go with D. as its the Greek authorities WHO are requesting IT(the artifacts) to be returned.
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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 21:45
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I go with D.

A. Requesting that it should
B. Requesting them to
C. And it request to

A,B,C can be eliminated because of incorrect subject verb agreement.
'the British museum continues to rebuff....Requesting that it should'

The British museum is not making the requests. The Greek authorities are.

We are left with D & E.
D. Who request that it
E. Who request them to

We need to decide whether 'the musuem' is singular or plural.
From our own knowledge, we can conclude that musuem is singular.
However, to confirm, we can use the existing phrase in the sentence 'the British museum continues to' which proves that usage in this sentence is singular.

So I go with D.


I agree. D looks like the answer. Good explanation siyer.
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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 22:32
siyer wrote:
I go with D.

A. Requesting that it should
B. Requesting them to
C. And it request to

A,B,C can be eliminated because of incorrect subject verb agreement.
'the British museum continues to rebuff....Requesting that it should'

The British museum is not making the requests. The Greek authorities are.

We are left with D & E.
D. Who request that it
E. Who request them to

We need to decide whether 'the musuem' is singular or plural.
From our own knowledge, we can conclude that musuem is singular.
However, to confirm, we can use the existing phrase in the sentence 'the British museum continues to' which proves that usage in this sentence is singular.

So I go with D.


Siyer,

You got it right. However, I find it bit difficult to agree on one point. Pardon me, if I am wrong. I am a non-native speaker.

While searching on google, I found this line in Wikipedia:

"British Museum welcomes the public to make personal and some limited publication use of professional images from their on-line database."

So, in a way, I guess British Museum can be regarded as an authority/entity which can do some action.

Anyways, Please note that this is also a Subjunctive mood question.


This is a form of command subjunctive type (order, request, propose etc.)

Therefore, the correct form will be.
Command + that + bare form of verb (without -s or -es)

Note: we can't use infinitives (-to)

Look at choice D. it has return (without -s). Although it is pointing to singular entity here.

Hope it helps!
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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2010, 03:55
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I will go with D. as its the Greek authorities WHO are requesting IT(the artifacts) to be returned.


+1 to D

However, I am not too sure I agree with the red portion of the above statement. I believe "it" refers to the British museum. Since "it" will be returning the artifacts. The museum is singular so "it" should be used instead of "them."

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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2010, 04:54
D.

Greek authorities are requesting the British museum to return the parthenon
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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 00:15
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It has to be D surely, meaning that 'it' has to refer to British Museum. Even if British museum was to be taken as plural and option E was to be considered the right answer, the word 'them' will cause further confusion as it may refer to 'british museum' or 'greek authorities'. This is against GMAT rules as any pronoun has to refer only to one antecedent.

So answer is surely D.
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Re: Restitution of expropriated cultural artifacts [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 15:05
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I doubt that this is 700 level question.

form: NOUN+bossy verb+ that + verb in subj mood.

A. Requesting that it should
B. Requesting them to
C. And it request to
D. Who request that it
E. Who request them to
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