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Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report
summarizing
profit and loss data for the last five years.
(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize
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Re: Financial institutions [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 08:34
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However parallel - a report to summarize - is to - have begun to demand, it is not the right idiom . -a report summarizing -is the correct expression Hence D is wrong.
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Re: Financial institutions [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 18:58
I answered A, thinking that 'report to summarize' sounded worse than 'report summarizing'.

But can someone explain why D's wrong?

I think begin + infinitive is idiomatically correct.
'a report to summarize,' sounds awkward in my ear, but I don't know why exactly.
does saying 'a report to' change its meaning slightly?
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Re: Financial institutions [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 22:09
whats wrong with B...I was confused between A and B...
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Re: Financial institutions [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 22:33
verbs such as " demand" takes only the command subjunctive i.e that + bare form of the verb , with such verbs we cannot use infinitive form " to " so tht's the reason why D is out ..
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Re: Financial institutions [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 22:41
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verbs such as " demand" takes only the command subjunctive i.e that + bare form of the verb , with such verbs we cannot use infinitive form " to " so tht's the reason why D is out ..


You mean B is out for the reason you said.
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Re: Financial institutions [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 23:44
Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report
summarizing profit and loss data for the last five years.
(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize
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no .. because of the reason i cited u can eliminate D and E
let me explain the rule in more detail
-there are certain verbs such as - recommend, request , suggest etc..tht use
THAT + SUBJECT+ COMMAND SUBJUNCTIVE
- Thn there are certain verbs such as -advice, allow etc tht require infinitive form i.e
TIGER WOODS was allowed TO PLAY..
Since there is a verb allow we have to use the infinitive form TO
However if there is a verb like DEMAND in falls in the first category and one cannot use TO with it ..
tht's the reason why D,E ARE OUT
- B is out because " THAT " is missing from the sentence
-C is out because it alters the meaning ..
hope this helps..:)
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Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report summarizing profit and loss data for the last five years.
(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize


I chose D over A initially.

I think the reason why A is correct is:

You don't say 'have begun to demand that...'
You say:
1. 'have begun to demand [something]...' --> e.g. '...they have begun to demand the same for themselves'
2. 'have begun to demand for [something]' --> e.g. '...have begun to demand for lower taxes'
3. 'have begun to demand from [others]'

Also, 'have begun' is used when talking about something you are doing. You have started it and you are still doing it. Example:

I have begun doing my homework.

So, in this case, 'have begun demanding that...' is a better choice.

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