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Faced with repeated crippling budget deficits, the state legislature had no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor submit a balanced budget.

A. had no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor submit
B. has no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor must submit
C. had no choice except to pass a law mandating that the governor should submit
D. was left with no choice except passing a law mandating the governor to submit
E. has no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor has to submit

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Faced with repeated crippling budget deficits, the state legislature had no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor submit a balanced budget.


that the governor must submit. strong word.
that the governor should submit - moral obligation. wrong.
b, c out
was left with - too wordy. D out.
governor has to submit- wrong . E out.
A is best of the lots.


A. had no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor submit
B. has no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor must submit
C. had no choice except to pass a law mandating that the governor should submit
D. was left with no choice except passing a law mandating the governor to submit
E. has no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor has to submit
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New post 25 Mar 2017, 06:50
I think A is best because of the correct use of subjunctive verb. Trigger word + that + noun + subjunctive verb in base form.

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Faced with repeated crippling budget deficits, the state legislature had no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor submit a balanced budget.

A. had no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor submit
B. has no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor must submit
C. had no choice except to pass a law mandating that the governor should submit
D. was left with no choice except passing a law mandating the governor to submit
E. has no choice but to pass a law mandating that the governor has to submit
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Subjunctive rule : mandate + that + NOUN + BASE FORM of the VERB

Correct answer must be (A) for correct , subjunctive usage....
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New post 26 Mar 2017, 06:56
Please help me understand how is the usage of 'had' correct in the sentence
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