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# In a move that surprised many political analysts,

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In a move that surprised many political analysts, Republicans were forced to yield to conservative Christians demanding that they should modify their party platform to reflect public concerns about social issues, including abortion.

A. demanding that they should
B. demanding it to
C. and their demand to
D. who demanded that it
E. who demanded it to

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29 Jun 2006, 10:57
Wierd sentence.

I believe its A.

B,D and E are out because of "it". C does not make any sense.
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29 Jun 2006, 11:24
I think A too

that is the only option with a plural pronoun refering to "Republicans"
other options use singular form

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29 Jun 2006, 11:59
The usage of should in (A) is redundant.
The rest are even worse.
I dont see a correct answer here.

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29 Jun 2006, 12:14
Between A and C.

A's they is ambiguous. I think it's C.

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29 Jun 2006, 13:55
zoom612 wrote:
In a move that surprised many political analysts, Republicans were forced to yield to conservative Christians demanding that they should modify their party platform to reflect public concerns about social issues, including abortion.

A. demanding that they should
B. demanding it to
C. and their demand to
D. who demanded that it
E. who demanded it to

B, D, E are out. Who was forced to yield? Republicans. => plural subject. Verb agreement needs to be plural.

C is incorrect because it introduces ambiguity. 'and their demand to: Whose demand, the Republicans' or the Christians'? It sounds wordy as well.

I'll go with A, clearly associates the act of 'demanding' with the Christians and not the Republicans.

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29 Jun 2006, 13:56
for me it was b/w C and A

{In a move that surprised many political analysts,} Republicans were forced to yield to conservative Christians demanding that they should modify their party platform to reflect public concerns about social issues, including abortion.

forced to yield (WHO) (WHY)
forced to yeild (Christians) (because of the demand to modify platform)

"it" doesn't make sense here, because it might refer to either "republicans" or "christians", so B D E are out

A) Republicans were forced to yield to conservative Christians demanding that they should modify their party platform to reflect public concerns about social issues, including abortion.

"demanding that" is this even idiomatic? "demand that" is correct
"they" is very ambiguous... could be republicans or Christians

C) Republicans were forced to yield to conservative Christians and (TO) their demand to modify their (CHRISTIANS') party platform to reflect public concerns about social issues, including abortion.

C, after all does make more sense than A

i go with C

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01 Jul 2006, 03:28
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Deowl, the source is realtestquestions.com.

The OE given is -

The best answer is D. Choice D uses the grammatically correct expression demanded that it reflect in which demanded that it is followed by the subjunctive verb reflect.

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01 Jul 2006, 22:41
How can the singular "it" refer to the plural "Republicans?"

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C here.

In A, "demanding" is awkward, in C, it is pretty clear that the Republicans were forced to yield to the conservatives and their demand, I dont think there is any scope for ambiguity with regards to "who's demand"

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03 Sep 2010, 08:13
I think C is the best option.

A. demanding that they should (no comma,with comma it could have been an absolute modifier)
B. demanding it to (after underline, 'their' has been used)
C. and their demand to (the best option remaining)
D. who demanded that it (after underline, 'their' has been used)
E. who demanded it to (after underline, 'their' has been used)

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