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Moments after capturing the peak 362, the office-in-charge commanded the platoon that it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.


A. it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

B. they should be completing all preparation overnight and be moving with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

C. it complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

D. it completes all preparation overnight and moves with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

E. they complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.


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IMO D
Subjunctive mood and platoon is a collective noun and thus singular

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IMO C.

Command is a trigger word for Subjunctive verb. Platoon is a collective verb but Subjunctive treats all subjects as plural hence here the verb will be as per plural subject.
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New post 17 Jun 2018, 12:39
A. it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing - must is redundant.
B. they should be completing all preparation overnight and be moving with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic
point in Tololing.-they is incorrect
C. It complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing. - correct
D. it completes all preparation overnight and moves with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing. - completes is incorrect usage in subjunctive mode
E. they complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing. - they is incorrect
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Moments after capturing the peak 362, the office-in-charge commanded the platoon that it must complete
all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.


A. it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
B. they should be completing all preparation overnight and be moving with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic
point in Tololing.
C. it complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
D. it completes all preparation overnight and moves with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
E. they complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

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Subjunctive word(command) + that + Singular verb
&, Collective noun(platoon) + Singular verb(completes)
Option D is the correct choice
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New post 18 Jun 2018, 03:21
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Moments after capturing the peak 362, the office-in-charge commanded the platoon that it must complete
all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.


A. it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
B. they should be completing all preparation overnight and be moving with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic
point in Tololing.
C. it complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
D. it completes all preparation overnight and moves with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
E. they complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

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Subjunctive word(command) + that + Singular verb
&, Collective noun(platoon) + Singular verb(completes)
Option D is the correct choice

Don't we require an infinitive because of the subjunctive mood? If we assume this, answer C would be the correct choice.
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Moments after capturing the peak 362, the office-in-charge commanded the platoon that it must complete
all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

A. it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
B. they should be completing all preparation overnight and be moving with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic
point in Tololing.
C. it complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
D. it completes all preparation overnight and moves with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
E. they complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
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New post 18 Jun 2018, 12:13
+1 for C.

A. it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing --> Incorrect
B. they should be completing all preparation overnight and be moving with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic
point in Tololing --> Incorrect
C. it complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing. -->Correct
D. it completes all preparation overnight and moves with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing --> Incorrect
E. they complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing --> Incorrect
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Moments after capturing the peak 362, the office-in-charge commanded the platoon that it must complete
all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

A. it must complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
B. they should be completing all preparation overnight and be moving with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic
point in Tololing.
C. it complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
D. it completes all preparation overnight and moves with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.
E. they complete all preparation overnight and move with the first ray of sunlight to the next strategic point in Tololing.

I am little confused where "it" is referring to?
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Commanded is a superlative mood. We need a base form of verb to fill in. Complete is correct.
ex: Army chief commanded that Arthur run around the ground.

So answer should be C.
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New post 24 Jun 2018, 19:17
[quote="mnav"]IMO D
Subjunctive mood and platoon is a collective noun and thus singular

Hello mnav,

In case of subjunctive mood we always use the plural form of a verb.
So, the answer here is C which uses appropriate verb form.

Hope it helps.
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New post 26 Jun 2018, 21:23
Nice and tricky question.

Two points must be considered in this question.
1 - Platoon is a collective noun, so we should use "it" rather than "they" --> B and E out
2 - "Commanded" is a trigger word for a Subjunctive Mood, like other bossy verbs: demand, suggest, recommend.
There are some rules to the subjunctive mood.
* Do not insert should or any other word that means should (such as must) into a command subjunctive --> A out
* The word that is mandatory + be verb --> D out

So, that is why C is the correct answer.
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