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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
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03 Nov 2009, 20:01
First demanded is the right form bc of the tense of the sentence.
Second, demand+that is followed by subjunctive (base verb)
that is why this fits
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04 Nov 2009, 02:19
well, (d) is preferred to (e) because the idiomatic usage in (e) is simply wrong:one cannot 'demand X to do Y'.

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the idiom "demand someone to do something" is wrong? i think i saw such idiom before...i pick E. what's the OA?

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25 Aug 2010, 12:02
I still doubt :

If we read sentence by substituting D:

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 who demanded that it bring back the original Coke formula.

IT refers to ????
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D and E are the same for me :s
Demand can be used in these two ways:
She demanded that I BUY her a diamond ring.
She demanded me TO BUY her a diamond ring.
(You must admit that these examples are funny, LOL).

IMO, D just sounds better.
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Q. In one of the most surprising victories in WWI, the newly formed Russian communist state was routed by the Polish General, Jozef Pilsudski, demanding that it should push back its borders east of Vilnius.

A. demanding that it should

B. demanding it to

C. and their demand to

D. who demanded that it

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D - who is required to address the noun "Jozef Pilsudski"
it refers to the state.....

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When you're asked to supply a Modifier, as you are here (clues: it follows a comma and is nonessential to the meaning of the sentence - you could just as easily stop at "Pilsudski" and the sentence s till makes sense) it's important that the modifier is clear in what it described.

"Demanding" in A and B could describe "the newly formed state" - remember, "-ing" verbs used as modifiers can describe the subject of the sentence. That's fairly illogical (while being routed does it have any potential to demand anything?), and it also means that "it" as a pronoun is illogical ("it" really needs to refer to "Russian state", and in that case it wouldn't make sense to demand anything from itself).

C uses the pronoun "their", which has no referent - "their" is plural and the only nouns that it could refer to are "state" and "General".

Similarly, "E" uses "them", which has no referent. As Amma points out, D is correct: "who" as a modifier matches with "Jozef", and "it" to the state. The modifier and the pronoun both have clear, logical referents, and so D is correct.
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The SC is an uses of Subjunctive-The subjunctive is a special kind of present tense, using an infinitive that has no –s in the third person singular. It is often used when talking about something that somebody must do.

The subjunctive verbs are: like advice, condition, demand, directive, intention, order, proposal, recommendation, request, suggestion, wish.

Subjunctive verb requires that.
Thus correct answer is D.
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20 Aug 2011, 20:10
+1 for D.

It was a fairly simple problem, but the choices made it a tricky one .

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09 Jul 2012, 12:26
I feel B
but i fear they will be a case of either subjunctive mood or idiomatic usage involved.
Any expert help ?

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09 Jul 2012, 21:12
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I feel B
but i fear they will be a case of either subjunctive mood or idiomatic usage involved.
Any expert help ?

The problem totally about idiom. Choice D is better than B, which set the verb require into "requiring" that makes more than one meaning in term of tense.
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In B, the modifier – requiring ……. - is an adverbial present participial phrase, just modifying the preceding noun -residents-; Actually the adverbial should be used only when you want to modify a verb or the entire preceding clause and in such cases, we should set it off with commas. On the contrary, when you want to pinpoint a noun very restrictively, then we should use a restrictive pronouns such as - who or that - in order to punch the nail straight on the noun. That is the reason that D is superior in terms of usage
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Hi,

In answer D 'Who' refers to the Angry Residents.... Angry residents in the clause is the object.....so should it not be Whom rather than Who?

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In answer D 'Who' refers to the Angry Residents.... Angry residents in the clause is the object.....so should it not be Whom rather than Who?

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Hi Ankit,

The action “required” is done by “hundreds of local residents”. They are the ones “who” did the action of requiring something. Therefore, use of “who” is correct in Choice D.

Now take a look at this sentence:

In the mall, I ran into Joe whom I met after three years.

In this sentence, “who” did the action of meeting? “I” did. But “whom” did I meet? I met Joe.

Notice that the subject of the “who” clause in the original sentence is “hundreds of angry residents”, the performer of the action. In the simple example sentence, “Joe” is the object of the main clause while both the actions are performed by "I". That is why he is referred to by “whom”.

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Daagh has neatly shared his pointers and Guess we all second him. Will just add my friendly dimes :

Let's draw an analogy :

B : Daagh responded to Thang......... Requesting him to clear the maze

D : Daagh responded to Thang.......... Who requested him to clear the maze

which one would u zone in on ?

Guess D : as it clearly indicates ------ Thang had some problem with the Q ---- Thang requested Daagh to clear the maze -------- And Daagh responded to Thang : The logical flow stays intact

C : Does it at all sound correct ( apart from the fact that +ing modifier Requiring incorrectly modifies the closest noun Residents whereas it should be preceeded by a comma and should be aptly modifying the preceeding clause )

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In one of the most surprising decisions in the history of Wardsville, the lumber company in the summer of 1994 responded to hundreds of angry residents requiring that it should pay restitution for selling faulty boards.
Choices

B requiring it to
It is not clear what "requiring" modifies. "the company responded (...) requiring it", you can see that the structure is not logical, it seems that the company required "itself".
D who required it to
The presence of "who" clarifies the sentence. Now the residents "required". Correct
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In one of the most surprising decisions in the history of Wardsville, the lumber company in the summer of 1994 responded to hundreds of angry residents requiring that it should pay restitution for selling faulty boards.
Choices

B requiring it to
It is not clear what "requiring" modifies. "the company responded (...) requiring it", you can see that the structure is not logical, it seems that the company required "itself".
D who required it to
The presence of "who" clarifies the sentence. Now the residents "required". Correct

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In one of the most surprising decisions in the history of Wardsville, the lumber company in the summer of 1994 responded to hundreds of angry residents requiring that it should pay restitution for selling faulty boards.

A requiring that it should
B requiring it to
C and their requirement to
D who required it to
E who required for it to

What is the referrent for "it"

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I believe "it" can refer only to the lumber company as the "hundreds of angry residents" is plural

On the hindsight, i think that "required" can only be used because it is and action which preceeded responded so has to be in the past tense.
Hence the option A B C are ruled out, leaving us with D and E and of the two, D is more appropriate.
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