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The Cordoba bill requires that a company pay the full cost

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The Cordoba bill requires that a company pay the full cost of any environmental damage caused by its actions in the last ten years.

A that a company pay the full cost of any environmental damage caused by its actions in the last ten years.
B a company pays the full cost of any environmental damage caused by its actions in the last ten years.
C that a company pay the full cost of any environmental damage caused by their actions in the last ten years.
D a company to pay the full cost of any environmental damage caused by their actions in the last ten years.
E that companies pay the full cost of any environmental damage caused by actions in the last ten years.

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Yeah E would be apropriate if slightly modified.

Out of all A has the best construction. Proper subjunctive mood and subject-verb agreement

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New post 03 Mar 2004, 10:31
Out of give choices, I will also go with (A).

But still is not completely correct, verb "pay" is plural while it should be "pays" to go along with "company" and "its".

Please correct me if I am wrong!

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New post 03 Mar 2004, 17:41
I go with A.. It is the most clear.

E is wrong because you do not know who actions refers to. As suggested, if theirwas added it would be good choice.

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New post 04 Mar 2004, 10:30
This is a subjunctive problem. The intial verb is one of command (require) do we have to use a that and put the second verb in the subjunctive mood - the simple form (be, do have, go, etc.). So, we can eliminate B and D for no that and no "pay". We can also eliminate C for the use of their referring to the word company. And E has a very awkward structure: whose actions? The correct answer is A.

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