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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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

(A) requesting that it should
(B) requesting them to
(C) and its request to
(D) who request that it
(E) who request them to
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D?
British Museum is the Subject here

"British Museum" is Singular(it) here--Edited
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New post 27 Mar 2009, 15:15
Between A and D I would choose D for better contrsuction.
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It shld be B in my opinion as here British museum is requesting Greek authorities to return .......
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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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

(A) requesting that it should
- who does it refer to Greek authorities or British Museum, so wrong
(B) requesting them to
- the Greek authorities are requesting, not British Museum
(C) and its request to
- this would have been correct if it had been "and their request to"
(D) who request that it
- this is the most apt, since Greek authorities are requesting and British Museum is the it being referred to here.
(E) who request them to
- the British Museum is singular and so can't be referred to as "them"

So the answer is D - what is the OA?
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New post 28 Mar 2009, 21:08
Agree with D,

a)the pronoun it has a clear antecendent, British museum
b) Request is followed by that.

All other cases have pronoun/other errors.
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New post 28 Mar 2009, 21:37
Oh yes, I misintepreted the meaning it is the Greek authority which is requesting. Yes it shld be D
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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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

(A) requesting that it should
- who does it refer to Greek authorities or British Museum, so wrong
(B) requesting them to
- the Greek authorities are requesting, not British Museum
(C) and its request to
- this would have been correct if it had been "and their request to"
(D) who request that it
- this is the most apt, since Greek authorities are requesting and British Museum is the it being referred to here.
(E) who request them to
- the British Museum is singular and so can't be referred to as "them"

So the answer is D - what is the OA?
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New post 29 Mar 2009, 22:05
Hi Thranuv,

Good explanation. Could you please comment on line that I added below:

tharunv wrote:
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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

(A) requesting that it should
- who does it refer to Greek authorities or British Museum, so wrong
(B) requesting them to
- the Greek authorities are requesting, not British Museum
If this were 'requesting it', then what will be your stand? -added
(C) and its request to
- this would have been correct if it had been "and their request to"
(D) who request that it
- this is the most apt, since Greek authorities are requesting and British Museum is the it being referred to here.
(E) who request them to
- the British Museum is singular and so can't be referred to as "them"

So the answer is D - what is the OA?
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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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

(A) requesting that it should
(B) requesting them to
(C) and its request to
(D) who request that it
(E) who request them to



IMO D) "request" that "bare form" (command subjunctive).
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As a non-native speaker, I am confused about the usage of "who". Shouldn´t it only be used for persons?
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Push--> Help please. Why is "who" used? Can "who" be used in certain cases of collective nouns?
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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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

Lots of fiends has selected d as a correct choice (D) who request that it

if D is the correct choice want the sentence will be deprive of the word "should" . The sentence will read as

the British Museum continues to rebuff the Greek authorities who request that it return the Parthenon marbles removed from the Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

will this sentence make any sense. someone please help
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The British musuem (Singular ) continues to rebuff the Greek Authorities (plural )

SV disagreement : B (them) / C (Its ) / E ( them) = Eliminated

Left with A n D :

D perfectly fits the subjunctive concept : Bossy verb ( request ) -----THAT---- Subject (IT) ------------------ So the base form of the verb should follow ie RETURN

Leading to D = my take.
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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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

(A) requesting that it should
(B) requesting them to
(C) and its request to
(D) who request that it
(E) who request them to


(A) requesting that it should
requesting points to the preceding subject, which is British Museum. However its the Greek authorities who is requesting. Alters the meaning - Option A is out.

(B) requesting them to
Same as A. Authorities are requesting the Museum. So 'they' are requesting 'it' and not 'them". Alters the meaning - Option B is out.

(C) and its request to
what about that request? Run on! Option C is out.

(D) who request that it
Authorities = who. Museum = it. Authorities request that museum return whatever. Correct meaning.

(E) who request them to
Authorities = who. Museum is singular, hence 'them' cannot be used for 'it'. Option E is out.

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priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
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 Acro by Lord Elgin in 1806.

(A) requesting that it should
(B) requesting them to
(C) and its request to
(D) who request that it
(E) who request them to


request to do
is not idiomatic

plan to do
is idiomatic

C is wrong
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Just for the Understanding, why "who" needed here, its making sentence awkward. Can anyone help?
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Just for the Understanding, why "who" needed here, its making sentence awkward. Can anyone help?


The request is made by the Greek authorities. Usage of "requesting" implies that the request is made by the British museum. (A present participle modifier refers the subject of the previous clause).

The usage of "who" eliminates this error since the relative clause modifier "who request the...." refers to the noun it touchs, i.e., "Greek Authorities".
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