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# The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 6

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The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive the right to own property, to receive compensations for damage caused to that property or to herself, and to divorce - rights which were not given to women in other parts of Europe until over a thousand years later.

A) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive
B) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman received
C) Governing everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, the Brehon Laws mandated that a woman receives
D) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receives
E) As early as 600 AD, everyday life in Ireland was governed by the Brehon Laws, which mandated that a woman receive
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10 Aug 2015, 21:40
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Mascarfi wrote:
The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive the right to own property, to receive compensations for damage caused to that property or to herself, and to divorce - rights which were not given to women in other parts of Europe until over a thousand years later.

A) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive
B) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman received
C) Governing everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, the Brehon Laws mandated that a woman receives
D) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receives
E) As early as 600 AD, everyday life in Ireland was governed by the Brehon Laws, which mandated that a woman receive

mandated... requires a subjunctive verb usage. i.e that + base form of verb in plural

A. mandated that a women receive - Correct Option
D. same as C
E. I think this is grammatically correct, but since it is passive, A is better than E (I think so)

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11 Aug 2015, 00:18
Mascarfi wrote:
The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive the right to own property, to receive compensations for damage caused to that property or to herself, and to divorce - rights which were not given to women in other parts of Europe until over a thousand years later.

A) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive
B) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman received
C) Governing everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, the Brehon Laws mandated that a woman receives
D) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receives
E) As early as 600 AD, everyday life in Ireland was governed by the Brehon Laws, which mandated that a woman receive

+1 for A. We need command subjunctive form here.
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22 Aug 2017, 10:15
Mascarfi wrote:
The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive the right to own property, to receive compensations for damage caused to that property or to herself, and to divorce - rights which were not given to women in other parts of Europe until over a thousand years later.

A) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive
B) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman received
C) Governing everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, the Brehon Laws mandated that a woman receives
D) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receives
E) As early as 600 AD, everyday life in Ireland was governed by the Brehon Laws, which mandated that a woman receive

It is a case of subjunctive
The bossy verb is mandated so we need bare infinitive without to .
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Re: The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 6  [#permalink]

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22 Aug 2017, 12:56
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Mascarfi wrote:
The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive the right to own property, to receive compensations for damage caused to that property or to herself, and to divorce - rights which were not given to women in other parts of Europe until over a thousand years later.

A) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive
B) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman received
C) Governing everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, the Brehon Laws mandated that a woman receives
D) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receives
E) As early as 600 AD, everyday life in Ireland was governed by the Brehon Laws, which mandated that a woman receive

Can someone explain what is wrong with option E?
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Re: The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 6  [#permalink]

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22 Aug 2017, 23:37
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Mascarfi wrote:
The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive the right to own property, to receive compensations for damage caused to that property or to herself, and to divorce - rights which were not given to women in other parts of Europe until over a thousand years later.

A) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receive
B) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman received
C) Governing everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, the Brehon Laws mandated that a woman receives
D) The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 600 AD, mandated that a woman receives
E) As early as 600 AD, everyday life in Ireland was governed by the Brehon Laws, which mandated that a woman receive

Can someone explain what is wrong with option E?

IMO

The main intention of the sentence is to highlight what are the points under behrons law , but in E that part is not given importance or stress.
moreover E is a passive construction , A is way better with respect to style and construction .
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Re: The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 6  [#permalink]

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22 Aug 2017, 23:54
Why not D.
I think D is the correct one.

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Re: The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 6  [#permalink]

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23 Aug 2017, 00:11
amar.igtr wrote:
Why not D.
I think D is the correct one.

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The sentence is in subjunctive mood .So D is wrong ..The verb after "that" will always take simple form .

In Below link u can find nice explanation by BB , you can check that :

https://gmatclub.com/forum/subjunctive- ... 79606.html
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Re: The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 6  [#permalink]

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03 Sep 2017, 01:22
A/E are contenders others are out as they are not subjunctive constructs.
E is being passive construct is out.
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Re: The Brehon Laws, which governed everyday life in Ireland as early as 6  [#permalink]

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02 Apr 2018, 00:51
why is option A better than option E?

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