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In addition to credit and income requirements, many landlords also require that, before or at the time of signing a residential lease, each prospective renter pay not only the first month and last month's rent and a security deposit that is usually equal to one month's rent.

(A) pay not only the first month and last month's rent and
(B) pays not only the first month and last month's rent and
(C) pays not only the first month and last month's rent, but also
(D) will pay not only the first and last month's rent, but also
(E) pay not only the first and last month's rent, but also
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New post 31 Jul 2011, 18:02
I will go with E here.

not only...but also is the correct idiom : A and B eliminated.
will pay is incorrect: C eliminated
Between pays and pay , pay sounds correct.

What is the OA?

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C...
each prospective renter ---> because of the usage of each a singular verb should follow.. hence pays should come..

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The OA should be (E).

'pay' is the correct verb here, not 'pays' (correct use of the subjunctive) => eliminate (B) and (C).

(A): After 'not only' there needs to be a 'but', which is missing here (instead there is an 'and'). Incorrect.
(D): 'will pay' is incorrect use of the tense => Incorrect.

So (E) it is.
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In addition to credit and income requirements, many landlords also require that, before or at the time of signing a residential lease, each prospective renter pay not only the first month and last month's rent and a security deposit that is usually equal to one month's rent.

pay not only the first month and last month's rent and
pays not only the first month and last month's rent and
pays not only the first month and last month's rent, but also
will pay not only the first and last month's rent, but also
pay not only the first and last month's rent, but also


Hi bschool83,

"Require that" is subjunctive construction, which has rule that we need to use bare form of verb ( Verb without s) or "be" but not "is /are/am/will".

Option B, C,D is wrong because as per above rule "pays" and "will" are incorrect.
Option A is wrong because "not only.....but also" is right idiom, here but also was not used.

Right answer looks E.


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IMO C.
each prospective client - singular ->therefore verb has to be pays.
Idiom Not only X but also Y

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C...
each prospective renter ---> because of the usage of each a singular verb should follow.. hence pays should come..


I think E is the right answer -

subjunctive verb 'requires' is used... which is in line with plural 'pay'.

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ctkrishnan wrote:
C...
each prospective renter ---> because of the usage of each a singular verb should follow.. hence pays should come..


I think E is the right answer -

subjunctive verb 'requires' is used... which is in line with plural 'pay'.


IMO C..
What is the OA??
What about subject verb agreement where Each should be used with singular form.
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Dear Friends,

The principal rule to be followed in this example for the subjunctive mood is that while using the subjunctive mood we drop the "s" or "es" used in a sentence and depict it always in present tense.
For details please refer to : http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000031.htm

The process of elimination that I followed here was:
1. Eliminate a and b because of incorrect idiom usage.
2. Eliminate D because of the future tense used.
3. Eliminate C because "pays" used.

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1. pay not only the first month and last month's rent and

*and* is not correct. "Not only" should be followed by "but also". Moreover, first month and last month's are not in parallel.

2. pays not only the first month and last month's rent and
*and*
Pays is not a correct form of verb.
subjunctive construction "require that"--> verb should be pay not pays.

3. pays not only the first month and last month's rent, but also
pays should be pay.
first month and last month's are not in parallel.

4. will pay not only the first and last month's rent, but also
will pay can not be used here because of subjunctive construction.

5. pay not only the first and last month's rent, but also
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nice question...i chose C, but after reading rohansharma's post, i feel E is right answer..
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Not only .. but also ..idiom. + subjunctive mood ...... because of ' require that'

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+1 for C
each prosective ....pay (Subject is singular)
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Subjunctive mood: require that + noun + verb (in base form).

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Excellent Question. E is the answer.

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E. Subjunctive mood required + idiom

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Excellent question on subjunctive mood. Will keep this in mind.

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Why is C wrong? My understanding is that Each + Subject -> Singular is the correct usage. So in this question why is "each prospective renters pays" not correct. I also understand that Require + That + Subject + Subjective is the correct usage where Subjunctive verb is always plural. I am confused which rule should be preferred.

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In subjunctive, we actually don't use singular or plural. We use the bare infinitive, meaning the infinitive ("to") form of a verb, with the word "to" removed. So "to pay" becomes "pay" for both singular and plural subjects.

All of the following are correct, even if they seem silly without any modifiers on "rent":

Renters pay rent.
Each renter pays rent.
Landlords require renters to pay rent.
Landlords require each renter to pay rent.
Landlords require that renters pay rent.
Landlords require that each renter pay rent.
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