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# Municipalities have begun demanding that private developers

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Municipalities have begun demanding that private developers pay an increased share of the costs of expanding the current road networks, sewer systems and other public services to accommodate new development projects.

a. demanding that private developers pay an increased share of the costs of expanding
b. demanding that private developers to pay for an increased share of the costs of expanding
c. demanding payment by private developers for an increased share of the costs of expanding
d. to demand that private developers pay for an increased share of the costs to expand
e. to demand that private developers should pay for an increased share of the costs to expand
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08 Feb 2006, 04:57
I think its A for the simple fact that "paying for increased costs" doesn't sit well with me regarding the meaning of the sentence.
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08 Feb 2006, 07:06
I pick E as well.

Because it is demand, ..... should pay

It is not order/requirement to pay
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08 Feb 2006, 07:31
begun v~ing is the correct idiom. demand that~

Choose (A) and click confirm.
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08 Feb 2006, 07:35
A, B and C are out because of expanding.....to accommodate are not parallel.

That leaves us with D or E. E is better beacause introduces the word should pay.

Answer D: To demand that developers pay for.... is somewhat ubiquitous...

To demand that developers shoud pay is correct i think therefore E...
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08 Feb 2006, 07:37
GMATT73 wrote:
begun v~ing is the correct idiom. demand that~

Choose (A) and click confirm.

Right.... expanding..... to accomodate doens't have to be parallel.

Should read a sentence a bit more concentrated
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09 Feb 2006, 02:45
OA is A.

"begun to demand" seems unidiomatic.
"costs to" is also unidiomatic. its always "cost/s of some object/s"
"costs to" is used in a different meaning.
"cost to XYZ company"

"pay for" isn't right here

"demanding that" is correct.
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09 Feb 2006, 03:38
This is subjunctive mood SC.

a. demanding that private developers pay an increased share of the costs of expanding
>> Good, maintains the subjunctive mood, uses "that" to put the clause.

b. demanding that private developers to pay for an increased share of the costs of expanding
>> Awkward construction, "...to pay...". Not subjunctive.

c. demanding payment by private developers for an increased share of the costs of expanding
>> "that" is needed to put a clause. It sounds as if "payment" was demanded.

d. to demand that private developers pay for an increased share of the costs to expand
>> "pay an increased share" is good enough, "pay for increaed share" is unnecessary. (But this is subjunctive).

e. to demand that private developers should pay for an increased share of the costs to expand
>> "should" voilates the subjunctive mood.

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09 Feb 2006, 03:40
buzzgaurav wrote:
"begun to demand" seems unidiomatic.

Hey Gaurav,
Does OE say this? I think this is fine.

Others,
Please correct me if I'm wrong
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09 Feb 2006, 06:00
Hi vivek.
you may be right but
OA is for sure A .

And the explaination was from my side.
09 Feb 2006, 06:00
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