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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them


Them is incorrectly referring to "executives" whereas it should refer to "opportunities"
Therefore A, D and E are out.
Also, the correct usage is "AS".

In C , "should" is not correct. And "it" is incorrectly referring back to "capital"

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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them


A. are demanding is incorrect usage. It cannot be an ongoing action. Simple past is always the case for general actions. Also "them" is ambiguous.
B. Correct usage of the command subjunctive.
C. Should cannot be used in "bossy verbs that: subjunctive" construction.
D. "Due to" which is a noun modifier and must ALWAYS be replacable with "Caused by" is illogical.
E. Distorts Meaning. It means the investors are the reason to balance opportunities. That is NOT what the statement intends to mean. It means the balance is because of the investor's demand to...

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A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them

B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities

C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it

D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them

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1.) Demand is a bossy verb( command subjunctive) and should always be followed by a THAT
2.) finance them is ambiguous - can refer to either opportunities or executives. only option B removes this ambiguity by using "these opportunities" to refer back clearly --> this one leads directly to correct answer :)

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them - Wrong - Usage of them is ambiguous

B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities - Correct

C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it - Wrong - Usage of it is simply wrong

D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them - Wrong - Usage of them is ambiguous

E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them - Wrong - Usage of them is ambiguous

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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them


hi aditrustagi,
A has following errors
1) demand is in subjunctive mood..Subjunctive forms are used to express states of demand, wish, judgment, opinion, necessity, emotion, possibility,
demand should be followed by 'that'...
2) them wrongly refers to investors...
B corrects these errors.. so ans B
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B is the right answer. Them is ambiguous in other answer choices.
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B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them--- prefer demand that. Ambiguous them. INCORRECT
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities--- CORRECT
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it--- demand that and moral obligation (use of should does not go well together)---- INCORRECT
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them---- due to... INCORRECT
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
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.....companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment
As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them--- prefer demand that. Ambiguous them. INCORRECT
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities--- CORRECT
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it--- demand that and moral obligation (use of should does not go well together)---- INCORRECT
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them---- due to... INCORRECT
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
--- because of... Them... INCORRECT


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Correct Answer is B, As per the Subjunctive Rule.

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why did you reject the answer D ? Can we not use 'Due to' provide reasoning?

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All the answers except B, the correct answer, have an ambiguous it/them at the end of the construct. Easy and quick answer.

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Command subjunctive rule - Demand

Demand + Subject + plural form
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can anyone please explain why B is correct ,i know that should is not used in subjunctive but isn't the correct idiom "balance with" ,

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can anyone please explain why B is correct ,i know that should is not used in subjunctive but isn't the correct idiom "balance with" ,


Balance against is correct idiom. Moreover the important issue here is pronoun here.

As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

highlighted 'them' here is ambiguous because it can refer to executives or opportunities , both structurally and logically . Therefore we need to clarify what 'them' here refers to. Option B clearly replace 'them' pronoun with 'these opportunities' .


B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities

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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them


Them is ambiguous, we can't clearly find out that them is referencing to what .. Them should refer to opportunities.

A, D,E is out.

In C "it" is also ambiguous or rather say wrong as opportunities is plural and hence it is wrong.

B is correct which clearly writes "these opportunities"
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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
Pronoun 'them' can refer to executives,companies & portfolios : Incorrect
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
Correct
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
Pronoun 'it' has no logical antecedent.
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
Same as A
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
Same as A

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