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The concept of the grand jury dates from the twelfth century, when Henry II of England ordered panels of common citizens should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals.

(A) should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals
(B) would do the preparation of lists of their communities' suspected criminals
(C) preparing lists of suspected criminals in their communities
(D) the preparing of a list of suspected criminals in their communities
(E) to prepare lists of suspected criminals in their communities

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Note that the king’s ordering is not followed by the connector 'that'; it is instead followed by the object. As per grammar, we can either order in a subjunctive way, using the base form of the verb or order in the normal way, using the idiom 'order x to do y', where x is the doer of the action and y is the infinitive verbal of the action ordered. Should prepare, would do the preparing, preparing and the preparing etc are ungrammatical

So E is the best
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The concept of the grand jury dates from the twelfth -century, when Henry II of England ordered panels of common citizens should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals.

(A) should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals
(B) would do the preparation of lists of their communities' suspected criminals
(C) preparing lists of suspected criminals in their communities
(D) the preparing of a list of suspected criminals in their communities
(E) to prepare lists of suspected criminals in their communities
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The concept of the grand jury dates from the twelfth -century, when Henry II of England ordered panels of common citizens should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals.

(A) should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals
(B) would do the preparation of lists of their communities' suspected criminals
(C) preparing lists of suspected criminals in their communities
(D) the preparing of a list of suspected criminals in their communities
(E) to prepare lists of suspected criminals in their communities


All the options except for E are awkward, wordy, and have an incorrect verb/tense form. The correct grammatical construction has to be ordered panels of common citizens to prepare

Hence, I'll go with E
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The concept of the grand jury dates from the twelfth -century, when Henry II of England ordered panels of common citizens should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals.

(A) should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals
(B) would do the preparation of lists of their communities' suspected criminals
(C) preparing lists of suspected criminals in their communities
(D) the preparing of a list of suspected criminals in their communities
(E) to prepare lists of suspected criminals in their communities


Straight E...its subjunctive mood. Needs to form of verb.
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The concept of the grand jury dates from the twelfth -century, when Henry II of England ordered panels of common citizens should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals.

(A) should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals
(B) would do the preparation of lists of their communities' suspected criminals
(C) preparing lists of suspected criminals in their communities
(D) the preparing of a list of suspected criminals in their communities
(E) to prepare lists of suspected criminals in their communities

The concept of the grand jury dates from the twelfth -century, when Henry II of England ordered panels of common citizens to prepare lists of suspected criminals in their communities.

Correct answer must be (E) , for the highlighted errors in other options...

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The concept of the grand jury dates from the twelfth -century, when Henry II of England ordered panels of common citizens should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals.

A) should prepare lists of who were their communities' suspected criminals
B) would do the preparation of lists of their communities' suspected criminals
C) preparing lists of suspected criminals in their communities
D) the preparing of a list of suspected criminals in their communities
E) to prepare lists of suspected criminals in their communities


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I am confused with e. I thought it was incorrect to have active sentence "x required y to do", instead thought only correct form was "x required that y do". Isn't that true? When is it not the case?
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I am confused with e. I thought it was incorrect to have active sentence "x required y to do", instead thought only correct form was "x required that y do". Isn't that true? When is it not the case?

This is an excellent reminder of why it's so important to remain flexible in your approach, rather than attempting to memorize long lists of constructions you might see.

Yes, in the rare instance when we see a so-called "bossy verb" (such as "demand" followed by "that"), we'll use the subjunctive mood. For example, "Amy demanded that the deliveryman use the back door when he dropped off the gluten-free vegan pizza." (I used to work as a waiter in a pizza restaurant. When somebody would order a gluten-free vegan pizza, we would just yell "one Why Bother, please!" to the chefs.)

However, if we remove "that", there's no longer any requirement to use the subjunctive mood. It's fine to write, "Amy demanded a gluten-free pizza," or "Tim ordered his children to learn to change a tire before allowing them to ride a tricycle." All of these constructions are logical and grammatical. (Though one might take issue with Tim's unique brand of paranoid parenting.)

Most importantly, in this official problem we don't have the option of including THAT + SUBJUNCTIVE, so clearly we need to be looking elsewhere for decision points.

I hope that helps!
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