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# Despite the thousands of protests from devoted fans who demanded that

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Despite the thousands of protests from devoted fans who demanded that he should shave off his new moustache, Freddie Mercury insisted on changing his visual image.

A. demanded that he should
B. were demanding him that he
C. demanded that he
E. demanded for him to

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05 Mar 2019, 05:06
Despite the thousands of protests from devoted fans who demanded that he should shave off his new moustache, Freddie Mercury insisted on changing his visual image.

A. demanded that he should
B. were demanding him that he
C. demanded that he
E. demanded for him to

choice A
demand that " dose not require "should". you can see "should" after "demand" in English English. but this point is not ok to gmat
choice b
demand him that he. it is redundant to have both "him" and "he". even it is not idiomatic to say that "demand sombody that sombody do".
second thing is that "were demanding" is not needed. we need a clear reason for using progressive. no clear reason, do not use it.
choice D
there is no past point of time to use had done
choice E
"demand for him to" is not idiomatic.
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05 Mar 2019, 05:38
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"Demanded that" is one of the GMAT's rare Subjunctive "bossy verb" structures.

The structure always goes: BOSSY VERB + that + infinitive verb (without the "to")

Only (A) and (D) include the word "that," and of those two, only (C) includes the infinitive verb structure without the word "to" -- we don't need this extra word "should" when we have the subjunctive form.

DEMANDED THAT he SHAVE is what we want since "shave" would be the infinitive verb "to shave" with the preposition "to" dropped.

More "bossy verbs" to memorize:
-require THAT
-mandate THAT
-recommend THAT
-propose THAT
-request THAT
-request THAT

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08 Mar 2019, 08:30
Despite the thousands of protests from devoted fans who demanded that he should shave off his new moustache, Freddie Mercury insisted on changing his visual image.

Construction: bossy verb(demand) + that + subject + verb

A. demanded that he should
B. were demanding him that he
C. demanded that he --> correct
E. demanded for him to
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