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Most state constitutions now mandate that the state budget

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This question tests our subjunctive knowledge.....straight A due to mandate+that+be
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Its A IMO .

Mandate that the state budgets be balanced ..

through B seems also correct..

Whats that OA ?


Correct ... cause mandate is Subjunctive ... right?
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Here we need subjunctive form right?
and with subjunctive we have a "that" or "to" in the construction.
we do not use will, should.

so A should be correct?
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Most state constitutions now mandate that the state budget be balanced each year.


(A) mandate that the state budget be balanced
(B) mandate the state budget to be balanced
(C) mandate that the state budget will be balanced
(D) have a mandate for a balanced state budget
(E) have a mandate to balance the state budget


Answer is A.

People who are aware of use of Subjunctive and still made an error in not to select "A" are overlooking the use of Subjunctive in Passive forms.

ex- "ake recommended that Susan be hired immediately."
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