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# After the attack on the World Trade Center, the President ordered inte

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After the attack on the World Trade Center, the President ordered intelligence agencies should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists.

(A) should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists

(B) would do the preparation of lists of America’s most wanted terrorists

(C) preparing lists of most wanted terrorists in America

(D) the preparing of a list of the most wanted terrorists in America

(E) to prepare lists of the most wanted terrorists in America

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30 Aug 2018, 02:41
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Bunuel wrote:
After the attack on the World Trade Center, the President ordered intelligence agencies should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists.

(A) should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists

(B) would do the preparation of lists of America’s most wanted terrorists

(C) preparing lists of most wanted terrorists in America

(D) the preparing of a list of the most wanted terrorists in America

(E) to prepare lists of the most wanted terrorists in America
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Order takes command subjunctive or to be form of verb

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30 Aug 2018, 03:16
+1 for E.

(A) should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists

(B) would do the preparation of lists of America’s most wanted terrorists

(C) preparing lists of most wanted terrorists in America

(D) the preparing of a list of the most wanted terrorists in America

(E) to prepare lists of the most wanted terrorists in America --> Correct, rectifies infinitive error

Hence, E.
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30 Aug 2018, 09:09
Bunuel wrote:
After the attack on the World Trade Center, the President ordered intelligence agencies should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists.

(A) should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists

(B) would do the preparation of lists of America’s most wanted terrorists

(C) preparing lists of most wanted terrorists in America

(D) the preparing of a list of the most wanted terrorists in America

(E) to prepare lists of the most wanted terrorists in America
- Infinitive required

Ans : E
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31 Aug 2018, 01:18
Bunuel wrote:
After the attack on the World Trade Center, the President ordered intelligence agencies should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists.

(A) should prepare lists of who were America’s most wanted terrorists

(B) would do the preparation of lists of America’s most wanted terrorists

(C) preparing lists of most wanted terrorists in America

(D) the preparing of a list of the most wanted terrorists in America

(E) to prepare lists of the most wanted terrorists in America

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The part of the sentence you cannot change includes the fact that someone ordered another person or group of people. The correct following structure in this type of sentence is the infinitive. Only E provides this.
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