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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act mandates that students in failing schools should be given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring.

A) should be given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring

B) are given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring.

C) be given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring.

D) will be given the opportunity of changing schools or receiving tutoring.

E) be given the opportunity of changing schools or receiving tutoring.

Can someone plz explain whats wrong with A?
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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act mandates that students in failing schools should be given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring.

A) should be given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring

B) are given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring.

C) be given the opportunity to change schools or receive tutoring.

D) will be given the opportunity of changing schools or receiving tutoring.

E) be given the opportunity of changing schools or receiving tutoring.

Can someone plz explain whats wrong with A?



Since the Act "mandates" "should" is unnecessary.

is the OA (C)/(E)?
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thx but is that just a rule to memorize then, that whenever the verb is mandates we have to use subjunctive?
the OA is C
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thx but is that just a rule to memorize then, that whenever the verb is mandates we have to use subjunctive?
the OA is C


I agree. The verbs, such as demand, require, advise that, require the use of subjunctive.

Ans. in the case should be C.
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