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Concerned about the safety of Preston, James Murray wrote to the local commander,Colonel Dalrymple,recommending that he brings some troops back into Boston,to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial

(A) that he brings some troops back into Boston,to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial
(B) him to bring some troops back into Boston,to serve as guards during Preston’s trial
(C) that he bring some troops back into Boston,to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial
(D) that he must bring some troops back into Boston,serving as a guard during Preston’s trial
(E) that he should send some troops back into Boston,to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial

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Only option C maintains the subjunctive form.
Hence C should be the answer.

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He is singular and bring is plural. C can not be the answer as it violates subject-verb agreemenr rule, it has ro be B.

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He is singular and bring is plural. C can not be the answer as it violates subject-verb agreemenr rule, it has ro be B.

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Subjunctives wont take any singular forms

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Concerned about the safety of Preston, James Murray wrote to the local commander,Colonel Dalrymple, recommending that he brings some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial.

Note:
Type: Subjunctive mode
Structure: <commanding verb/word> + that + <subj> + <present indefinite form of the verb w/o and s/es> <=> recommend that he brings bring



(A) that he brings some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial
(B) him to bring some troops back into Boston, to serve as guards during Preston’s trial
(C) that he bring some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial --> correct
(D) that he must bring some troops back into Boston, serving as a guard during Preston’s trial
(E) that he should send some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial
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He is singular and bring is plural. C can not be the answer as it violates subject-verb agreemenr rule, it has ro be B.

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subjunctives always take the root form of the verb. Subjunctives are used with THAT or LEST.
Eg: It is necessary that the umpire stay close to the bowler.
The windows would hold lest someone attempt break in.
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Apart from the need of subjunctive in option D,
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into Boston, serving as a guard during Preston’s trial

',serving as a guard' changes the meaning as it does not suggest intention but an unintended consequence.
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hiranmay wrote:
Concerned about the safety of Preston, James Murray wrote to the local commander,Colonel Dalrymple, recommending that he brings some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial.

Note:
Type: Subjunctive mode
Structure: <commanding verb/word> + that + <subj> + <present indefinite form of the verb w/o and s/es> <=> recommend that he brings bring



(A) that he brings some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial
(B) him to bring some troops back into Boston, to serve as guards during Preston’s trial
(C) that he bring some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial --> correct
(D) that he must bring some troops back into Boston, serving as a guard during Preston’s trial
(E) that he should send some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial


Well explained, with (C) for the exact same reasons...
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Abhishek009 wrote:
hiranmay wrote:
Concerned about the safety of Preston, James Murray wrote to the local commander,Colonel Dalrymple, recommending that he brings some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial.

Note:
Type: Subjunctive mode
Structure: <commanding verb/word> + that + <subj> + <present indefinite form of the verb w/o and s/es> <=> recommend that he brings bring



(A) that he brings some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial
(B) him to bring some troops back into Boston, to serve as guards during Preston’s trial
(C) that he bring some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial --> correct
(D) that he must bring some troops back into Boston, serving as a guard during Preston’s trial
(E) that he should send some troops back into Boston, to serve as a guard during Preston’s trial


Well explained, with (C) for the exact same reasons...


Hi, can you explain how the antecedent for pronoun 'he' is clear in option C...isn't it little ambiguous..

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