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Also what is mean my subjunctive is unwarranted?


Who said so?

I couldn't get what you meant by your subjunctive. Choice A contains the subjunctive bare infinitive 'hold,' (that a US citizen hold) which is inappropriate I said.

You are aware that the gist of the command subjunctive and the use of the bare infinitive are there to indicate a compulsion by X (the commander) who insists that Y, (the receiver of the command) do something. This mandating is sometimes stated explicitly by such words as order, required, etc. or even implicitly by such words as recommended, desired and so on.

Now in the given case, what is the law saying? It wants to say that it will punish if the citizen holds bullion on entry. However, the wording seems to be such that the law is exhorting the citizen to hold. This is a meaning fault.

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