GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 24 Mar 2019, 00:07

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 08 Oct 2010
Posts: 196
Location: Uzbekistan
Schools: Johnson, Fuqua, Simon, Mendoza
WE 3: 10
Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Oct 2010, 02:55
3
45
00:00

Difficulty:

85% (hard)

Question Stats:

34% (01:11) correct 66% (01:07) wrong based on 1338 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report
summarizing
profit and loss data for the last five years.
(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize
Current Student
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4288
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2012, 12:45
10
1
nehasingh1020 wrote:
Do you know..? What is the correct answer?

Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report summarizing profit and loss data for the last five years.

(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize

Hint: verbs such as " demand" takes only the command subjunctive i.e that + bare form of the verb , with such verbs we cannot use infinitive form " to "

Edit: Topic moved

Demand requires a command subjuntive and that construction is
X demand that Y (root verb)
SO in this case, if we analyze the answer choices
A: the command subjunctive is correct: Report summarizing is also correct.
B: distorts meaning. They dont demand analysts. They want them to report stuffs.
C: distorts meaning. desinged reports of analyst summarizing is a COMMON AWKWARDNESS tested on the GMAT. It also misses the modifiers at correct places.
D: report to summarize means that the purpose of the report is to summarize. That is incorrect. The contents of the report is the summary. I will post a nice OG question to validate this.
E: should does not work in the "to verb" construction.
Hope this helps.

Q133 Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

Concept tested: SV agreement, Meaning.
Difficulty level: High
Illustration: This question tests a very important aspect of meaning. First, we know that the main verb in the underlined portion “protect” is wrong as the main subject “compliance is singular. (Note that protect is not being used as a command subjunctive in A. “be” is used as the command subjunctive).
According to this logic, A and C are wrong.
Now among B, D and E, “to require” indicates purpose of the law which is not the intended meaning (please refer to the tip below). So, D and E are incorrect. B is the correct answer.

Tip: “Laws to require” indicates purpose of the law, but “laws requiring indicates contents of the law. While this might sound very obvious to natives, but non natives might have to struggle to get this clearly. Consider the following examples. 1. Arms act is passed to discourage random public shootings. Correct 2. Arms act is passed to levy heavy fines on people who carry unlicensed firearm. Wrong. 2 is wrong because the arms act is not issued to levy fines. It is issued to prevent something by levying fines. So the correct option is B.

_________________
Manager
Joined: 23 Nov 2009
Posts: 78
Schools: Wharton..:)

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 00:44
5
7
Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report
summarizing profit and loss data for the last five years.
(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
no .. because of the reason i cited u can eliminate D and E
let me explain the rule in more detail
-there are certain verbs such as - recommend, request , suggest etc..tht use
THAT + SUBJECT+ COMMAND SUBJUNCTIVE
- Thn there are certain verbs such as -advice, allow etc tht require infinitive form i.e
TIGER WOODS was allowed TO PLAY..
Since there is a verb allow we have to use the infinitive form TO
However if there is a verb like DEMAND in falls in the first category and one cannot use TO with it ..
tht's the reason why D,E ARE OUT
- B is out because " THAT " is missing from the sentence
-C is out because it alters the meaning ..
hope this helps..
_________________

" What [i] do is not beyond anybody else's competence"- warren buffett
My Gmat experience -http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-710-q-47-v-41-tips-for-non-natives-107086.html

##### General Discussion
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4692
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)

### Show Tags

23 Oct 2010, 09:34
2
3
However parallel - a report to summarize - is to - have begun to demand, it is not the right idiom . -a report summarizing -is the correct expression Hence D is wrong.
_________________

GMAT tuition under able guidance is less expensive and time-consuming than self-study in the final reckoning

Current Student
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 182
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42

### Show Tags

23 Oct 2010, 19:58
1
I answered A, thinking that 'report to summarize' sounded worse than 'report summarizing'.

But can someone explain why D's wrong?

I think begin + infinitive is idiomatically correct.
'a report to summarize,' sounds awkward in my ear, but I don't know why exactly.
does saying 'a report to' change its meaning slightly?
_________________

Consider KUDOS if my post was helpful.

My Debrief: http://gmatclub.com/forum/750-q49v42-105591.html#p825487

Manager
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 92

### Show Tags

23 Oct 2010, 23:09
1
whats wrong with B...I was confused between A and B...
Manager
Joined: 23 Nov 2009
Posts: 78
Schools: Wharton..:)

### Show Tags

23 Oct 2010, 23:33
2
4
verbs such as " demand" takes only the command subjunctive i.e that + bare form of the verb , with such verbs we cannot use infinitive form " to " so tht's the reason why D is out ..
_________________

" What [i] do is not beyond anybody else's competence"- warren buffett
My Gmat experience -http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-710-q-47-v-41-tips-for-non-natives-107086.html

Current Student
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 182
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42

### Show Tags

23 Oct 2010, 23:41
1
akshathbs wrote:
verbs such as " demand" takes only the command subjunctive i.e that + bare form of the verb , with such verbs we cannot use infinitive form " to " so tht's the reason why D is out ..

You mean B is out for the reason you said.
_________________

Consider KUDOS if my post was helpful.

My Debrief: http://gmatclub.com/forum/750-q49v42-105591.html#p825487

Manager
Joined: 20 Jul 2011
Posts: 101
GMAT Date: 10-21-2011

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2011, 11:58
3
Quote:
Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report summarizing profit and loss data for the last five years.
(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize

I chose D over A initially.

I think the reason why A is correct is:

You don't say 'have begun to demand that...'
You say:
1. 'have begun to demand [something]...' --> e.g. '...they have begun to demand the same for themselves'
2. 'have begun to demand for [something]' --> e.g. '...have begun to demand for lower taxes'
3. 'have begun to demand from [others]'

Also, 'have begun' is used when talking about something you are doing. You have started it and you are still doing it. Example:

I have begun doing my homework.

So, in this case, 'have begun demanding that...' is a better choice.

Any thoughts?
_________________

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." - Bob Moawab

Director
Status: Assisting candidates to get admit in to top global business schools
Affiliations: MBA
Joined: 12 May 2010
Posts: 996
Location: Bangalore
Schools: HEC, Paris
WE 1: 9 Years
Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2012, 02:06
1
Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report summarizing profit and loss data for the last five years.

(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize

Do you know..? What is the correct answer?

Hint: verbs such as " demand" takes only the command subjunctive i.e that + bare form of the verb , with such verbs we cannot use infinitive form " to "

Edit: Topic moved
Underlined
Manager
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 64
Schools: Haas '16, AGSM '16
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Mar 2015, 21:11
because the demand has been posed in the past and it continues up to day, therefore the use of begin doing sth is correct in the original sentence.
The idiom "demand that + S + inf_V" is using properly

Therefore A is a correct answer
Intern
Joined: 14 Apr 2015
Posts: 48
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2015, 23:15
1
feruz77 wrote:
Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a report
summarizing
profit and loss data for the last five years.
(A) demanding that analysts design a report summarizing
(B) demanding analysts to design a report summarizing
(C) demanding designed reports of analysts summarizing
(D) to demand that analysts design a report to summarize
(E) to demand that analysts should design a report to summarize

1) began demanding - correct idiom, began to deman - incorrect idiom - D, E are out. Also, report to summanrize is wrong, as it means that the purpose of report was to summarize things.
2) C is out
3) demanding is subjunctive - so THAT is must. So B is out. Also the institiutions didnot demand directly to analysts. B is out.
Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 13 Feb 2015
Posts: 298
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Dec 2017, 14:18
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
_________________

Manager
Joined: 01 Jun 2015
Posts: 213
Location: India
GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V26
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jan 2018, 11:05
+1 A

Its a subjunctive mode question.So clearly between A and D.

D changes the meaning.

So its A
Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1415
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2018, 19:05
We can't throw out D for changing the meaning unless we can show how the meaning in D is actually wrong or unintended. The two are pretty close together. I'd say the question needs a bit of rewriting.
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Intern
Joined: 20 Apr 2017
Posts: 1
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 May 2018, 22:32
utin wrote:
whats wrong with B...I was confused between A and B...

The problem with B is, in the first part we have 'demand' which is command subjective. So we can not write 'to design'. The correct one is 'design'
Intern
Joined: 23 Oct 2018
Posts: 43
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Feb 2019, 01:33
C makes no sense. D suggests that the institutions are demanding that all analysts design a single report. B is missing a ‘that’ after ‘demanding’. E is out because ‘to’ should not be used with ‘demand’. I am not completely sure about that part but E is also too wordy. Even if E was correct, A would be the better answer.
Re: Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts   [#permalink] 27 Feb 2019, 01:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by