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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 prjects.
A.
B. demanding private developers to pay for an increased share of the costs of expanding
C. demanding payment by private developers for an increased share of 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 an increased share of the costs to expand
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21 Jul 2004, 01:01
I think it is between A & B because 'costs of' is idiomatic. Thus, D & E are ruled out. Also, 'payment by' does not merge well with the sentence. So, C is ruled out.

B looks concise as opposed to A, and exact in the meaning. So, B is preferred to A.

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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 prjects.
A.
B. demanding private developers to pay for an increased share of the costs of expanding
C. demanding payment by private developers for an increased share of 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 an increased share of the costs to expand

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21 Jul 2004, 01:42
I'm sure it's A, the other options are ridiculously cumbersome

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21 Jul 2004, 03:01
I guess the choice is between A & B.
B slightly changes the meaning of the sentence. It appears as if Municipalities have begun demanding private developers to pay for the increased share. This may not be the case.
The Muncipalities may be in general demanding that private developers start paying for the increased costs.

I think A shd be it !!!

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21 Jul 2004, 03:28
Close between (A) and (B), though (B) looks concise.

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21 Jul 2004, 03:35
Hey..I goofed up.
I did not observe 'pay for' in B. It distorts the meaning.

It is A, I believe because the sense here is 'demanding to pay an increased share' and NOT ''demanding to pay FOR an increased share'.

mallelac wrote:
I think it is between A & B because 'costs of' is idiomatic. Thus, D & E are ruled out. Also, 'payment by' does not merge well with the sentence. So, C is ruled out.

B looks concise as opposed to A, and exact in the meaning. So, B is preferred to A.

bigtooth81 wrote:
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 prjects.
A.
B. demanding private developers to pay for an increased share of the costs of expanding
C. demanding payment by private developers for an increased share of 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 an increased share of the costs to expand

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22 Jul 2004, 08:33
another vote for 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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22 Jul 2004, 10:23
1.5 mins....

vote for A ...i thot A was close to subjunctive....B says...Municipalities directly demand Private developers....

rest are rejected for obvious reasons..
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