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The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.


A. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

B. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should be paying half the cost of the initial print run of the author’s controversial new book.

C. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

D. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the publishers insisted the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

E. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the author was required by the publisher to pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
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The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

A. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
B. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should be paying half the cost of the initial print run of the author’s controversial new book.
C. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
D. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the publishers insisted the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
E. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the author was required by the publisher to pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

Provide Reasoning?


insist is subjunctive mood... so should can be avoided..
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insist requires "that" ( demand, dictate, insist,mandate,propose,recommend,request,stipulate,suggest) all of these require ' that'. so d and e out.
In A and B how can you insist that one should pay.. ( eg:- I insist you should pay the bill or I insist you pay the bill). Hence A and B, bye bye.. C is the best!
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The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

The subjunctive mood needs few things
1. Bossy verb insist requires "that"
( demand, dictate, insist,mandate,propose,recommend,request,stipulate,suggest) all of these require ' that'.
2. we should never use Should before verb only be form of verb is to be used.

A. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book. (Should error is present here)
B. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should be paying half the cost of the initial print run of the author’s controversial new book. (Should error repeats here)
C. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book. (Correct)
D. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the publishers insisted the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book. (Should error repeats)
E. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the author was required by the publisher to pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
(Unwilling......phrase is modifying the author instead of publishers which gives an error in meaning
not author but publisher is Unwilling to shoulder the risk)

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C for me.

At the first look, you can easily ignore the options A, B and D.

The Choice is between in C and E.

In E, the modifier problem. (Unwilling to sholder.... should modify the Publisher and not the author).


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The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

A. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
B. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should be paying half the cost of the initial print run of the author’s controversial new book.
C. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
D. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the publishers insisted the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
E. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the author was required by the publisher to pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.

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What about "his" in option C. How to know whether it is referring to author or publisher ?
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What about "his" in option C. How to know whether it is referring to author or publisher ?


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The publishers insisted that the author pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
If you observe,

the book's authority first lies with its inventor or author and then comes to publisher for print.

so his refers to author here in the same way. Also possessive pronoun his is near to author.

It is something like whenever partners fight regarding the risk in their business each one wants the other to take half share of responsibilty. So publishers fear that the book may not reap good profits and they may have to end up in losses. So he wants author to bear some investment.

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Bossy verb i.e insisted used.

Hence only C- devoid of ''Should'' and ''Bare'' form - makes sense.
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The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.


A. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
B. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author should be paying half the cost of the initial print run of the authors controversial new book.
C. The publishers, unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, insisted that the author pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
D. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the publishers insisted the author should pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.
E. Unwilling to shoulder the entire risk, the author was required by the publisher to pay half the cost of the initial print run of his controversial new book.


Correct answer must be (C) for correct usage of subjunctive usage...

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