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# Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a

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Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat.

(A) the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat
(B) the restraint of parents of children under four years of age in a child safety seat
(C) that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat
(D) that children be restrained under four years of age in a child safety seat by their parents
(E) children to be restrained under four years of age by their parents in a child safety seat

Originally posted by karlfurt on 14 Mar 2006, 10:15.
Last edited by hazelnut on 15 Aug 2019, 19:27, edited 3 times in total.
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14 Mar 2006, 10:23
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I will go for "C".

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14 Mar 2006, 12:33
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C.

Some of the options suggest that parents be restrained......every child's dream come true.

karlfurt wrote:
Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat.
(A) the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat
(B) the restraint of parents of children under four years of age in a child safety seat
(C) that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.
(D) that children be restrained under four years of age in a child safety seat by their parents
(E) children to be restrained under four years of age by their parents in a child safety seat
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24 Jul 2018, 07:45
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karlfurt wrote:
Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat.

(A) the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat
(B) the restraint of parents of children under four years of age in a child safety seat
(C) that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.
(D) that children be restrained under four years of age in a child safety seat by their parents
(E) children to be restrained under four years of age by their parents in a child safety seat

Can some moderator underline the as well please?
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14 Mar 2006, 10:28
It has to be "C".

This is subjunctive mood SC. All other choices fail to keep the mood.
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14 Mar 2006, 13:27
It s C indeed.
I still don't understand how the sentence can make sense (THE THAT):

Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.
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14 Mar 2006, 14:00
karlfurt wrote:
It s C indeed.
I still don't understand how the sentence can make sense (THE THAT):

Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.

Late but ^ C ^

It is subjunctive. require + that + sb + V1
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14 Mar 2006, 15:12
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selene wrote:
karlfurt wrote:
It s C indeed.
I still don't understand how the sentence can make sense (THE THAT):

Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.

Late but ^ C ^

It is subjunctive. require + that + sb + V1

concur with this one.

Yes, but here, it 's require + the + that + sb ..... Does that make sense??
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14 Mar 2006, 15:37
I picked C. Some of the choices imply (inlcuding A) that parents should be restrained in the car-seat.
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14 Mar 2006, 16:06
karlfurt wrote:
Professor wrote:
selene wrote:
karlfurt wrote:
It s C indeed.
I still don't understand how the sentence can make sense (THE THAT):

Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.

Late but ^ C ^
It is subjunctive. require + that + sb + V1

concur with this one.

Yes, but here, it 's require + the + that + sb ..... Does that make sense??

"..... require + the + that + sb ....." doesnot make any sense but looking your answer choices you forget to underline "the", the one that you are talking.

Now, ".... require + that + sb + V1" perfectly make sense.

karlfurt wrote:
Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat.
(A) the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat
(B) the restraint of parents of children under four years of age in a child safety seat
(C) that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.
(D) that children be restrained under four years of age in a child safety seat by their parents
(E) children to be restrained under four years of age by their parents in a child safety seat
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14 Mar 2006, 16:15
I didn't forget to underligne, I just copied it as it is in my test sheets.
This was the reason why I didn't choose that option. But the OA is C, I have to assume they have done a mistake, since you all gave the right answer without wondering if there could be something wrong.

bravo!
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14 Mar 2006, 16:58
karlfurt wrote:
I didn't forget to underligne, I just copied it as it is in my test sheets.
This was the reason why I didn't choose that option. But the OA is C, I have to assume they have done a mistake, since you all gave the right answer without wondering if there could be something wrong.

bravo!

In choice A you have "the" at the beginning. That means it should have also been underlined..
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14 Mar 2006, 17:16
karlfurt wrote:
I didn't forget to underligne, I just copied it as it is in my test sheets.
This was the reason why I didn't choose that option. But the OA is C, I have to assume they have done a mistake, since you all gave the right answer without wondering if there could be something wrong.

bravo!

It's clear from choice "A" that it's a mistake, "the" should be included in the underlined portion.
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14 Mar 2006, 17:39
(A) - suggests it's the parents that needs to be restained
(B) - same problem as A
(D) - suggest age is sufficient to restrain the child
(E) - same problem as D

C is the best choice
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01 Dec 2015, 00:09
If the OA is C, then doesn't the sentence mean that the children(under 5 years) should be avoided(restrained) giving a child safety seat.

As per the logic, children should be given the child safety seat and parents should be restrained from using it. If the sentence had some other word such as "insist" or "command" in place of the verb "restrain", then C would have definitely been correct

This sentence has confused me a lot now.
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24 Jul 2018, 09:05
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karlfurt wrote:
Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat.

(A) the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat
(B) the restraint of parents of children under four years of age in a child safety seat
(C) that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat.
(D) that children be restrained under four years of age in a child safety seat by their parents
(E) children to be restrained under four years of age by their parents in a child safety seat

Can some moderator underline the as well please?

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Concerned at the increase in accident fatalities, Tennessee adopted a child-passenger protection law requiring the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat.

A classic question of how misplaced word orders can play havoc with the intended meaning. The focus of the text is that the law asks the parents (and not any others) to restrain the children in a seat belt; therefore, it is essential that children and restraining go hand-in-hand. The trick is to eliminate as many nonessential modifiers as possible and compare the stripped text.

(A) the parents of children under four years of age to be restrained in a child safety seat ---parents to be restrained-- drop
(B) the restraint of parents of children under four years of age in a child safety seat - restraint of parents -- drop
(C) that parents restrain children under four years of age in a child safety seat. -- correct subjunctive mood verb used---correct choice
(D) That children be restrained under four years of age in a child safety seat by their parents-- 1. Passive voice2 restrain the children under four years and do not let them grow.
(E) children to be restrained under four years of age' by their parents in a child safety seat -- 1. Missing the subjunctive connector 'that' 2. To be changed is not the subjunctive verb form
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