I ran into this one while revising my old OG. Just to make one point clear here: The topic tested is not
whether the subjunctive mode should or should not be used. ItÂ´s simple usage of the verb demand
While some verbs such as require allow you to say both "X requires Y to do Z
" and "X requires that Y do Z
", some others such as demand allow you to say "X demands that Y do Z
The verb demand can have an object, yes, but this object must be the item demanded, not the entity to whom you demand the item: "X demands something (from Y)
" is correct, while "X demands Y to do something" is incorrect.
394. In one of the most stunning reversals in the history of marketing, the Coca-Cola company in July 1985 yielded to thousands of irate consumers demanding that it should bring back the original Coke formula.
(A) demanding that it should
(B) demanding it to
(C) and their demand to
(D) who demanded that it
(E) who demanded it to