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# Financial institutions have begun demanding that analysts design a rep

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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

Originally posted by feruz77 on 23 Oct 2010, 02:55.
Last edited by Bunuel on 14 May 2019, 02:14, edited 1 time in total.
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30 Sep 2012, 12:45
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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 "

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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.

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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

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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..
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23 Oct 2010, 09:34
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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.
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23 Oct 2010, 19:58
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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?
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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 ..
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23 Oct 2010, 23:41
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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.
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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?
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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 "

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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.
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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.
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04 Jun 2019, 09:28
Hey,

This isn't the correct usage of subjunctive. bb will confirm. Here demanding is a noun modifier and have begun is verb.

Can experts chip in and guide.
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04 Jun 2019, 20:26
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Hey,

This isn't the correct usage of subjunctive. bb will confirm. Here demanding is a noun modifier and have begun is verb.

Can experts chip in and guide.
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This was my thought process as well. Can anyone confirm?
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04 Jul 2019, 00:58
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

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

(Subjunctive Mood) Whenever you find verbs such as “demand,” “order,” “request,” etc., in the given sentence, you should test it for the correct grammatical form of the subjunctive mood. The use or present tense verb “design” in the sentence is correct from this point of view. The given sentence has no other error, and (A) itself can be chosen as the answer unless we find an even more elegant version among the other choices.

(B), (D) and (E) have the expressions “demand to design,” “demand design” and “demand should design,” which are inappropriate for a sentence in the subjunctive mood.

(C) has the error of using an inappropriate preposition: the grammatical phrase is “reports of analysts” and not “reports from analysts” or “reports by analysts.”

So, we can confirm (A) itself as the answer.
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05 Jul 2019, 05:31
This doesn't seem to be a good question (A vs. D), and the explanation doesn't help, as D does not use "demand design".

... demand that analysts design...
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