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# The school board ruling mandating that physically handicapped students

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Updated on: 01 Oct 2018, 21:34
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The school board ruling mandating that physically handicapped students be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assured all children who have a reading problem of special aid.

(A) be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assured all children who have a reading problem

(B) should be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assures all children that have a reading problem

(C) are placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assures those children who are having reading problems

(D) be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assured children with reading problems

(E) should be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also has assured all those children with a reading problem

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Originally posted by Curly05 on 28 Jul 2003, 20:40.
Last edited by Bunuel on 01 Oct 2018, 21:34, edited 2 times in total.
Renamed the topic, edited the question and added the OA.
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29 Jul 2003, 00:13
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Curly05 wrote:
The school board ruling mandated that physically handicapped students ( be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assured all children who have a reading problem) of special aid.

1) stays the same
2) should be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assures all children that have a reading problem.
3) are placed in regular classroom settings whenever posssible also assures those children who are having reading problems
4) be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assured children with reading problems

5) should be placed in regular classroom settings whenver possible also has assured all those children with a reading problem.
" whenver possible
" also assured " with reading problems of special aid" sounds like a run-on.

Are you SURE you got copied this sentence correctly. None of the choices make sense unless the beginning of the sentence reads:

The school board ruling mandating that physically handicapped students . . . .
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29 Jul 2003, 06:55
AkamaiBrah,
why is "Mandated" wrong?

Can someone explain why option 4 is correct. should not there be 'and' between "whenever possible" and "also".

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29 Jul 2003, 09:47
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kk_tiger wrote:
AkamaiBrah,
why is "Mandated" wrong?

Can someone explain why option 4 is correct. should not there be 'and' between "whenever possible" and "also".

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I thought "mandated" was a typo because, as you pointed out, the school board would have done two things: "mandated" AND "also assured". Since none of the sentence had a connnecting word between the two, the sentence was awkward. The sentence now as written reads "The school board (mandating some stuff) also assured...." Where everything after "mandating" is now a modifier of "school board". (You could also use "mandated" if the word "which" preceeded it: "The school board which mandated (stuff) also assured...")

Curly changed the sentence to its proper wording.
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29 Jul 2003, 10:05
Captain Akami,

Please listen to the discussion. Is "also assured" right,
thanks buddy.

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29 Jul 2003, 16:22
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Okies Mr. Curly,

The choices we are dealing herewith are all horrible.

However having said that this question has still to be answered.

My vote is for D.

Reasons:

1. The sentence is of type Subjunctive.

Whenver you see words like mandate, demand, insist, recommend, request, require, etc. the sentence is of type subjunctive.

In a subjunctive sentence the verb is always of a form "be". For example, verbs like "is", "are", etc will appear as "be" or in short you shall have verbs in thier base form.

eg:- His requirement is that everyone is computer literate. - Wrong.
His requirment is that everyone be computer literate. - Correct.

So having said that, only choices A and D remain.

D is my opinion is not a run-on as you think.

The reason being, Choice A simply suggests that School board ruling ............... assures Children have a reading problem of special aid.

While Choice D clearly conveys that....

School board ruling ................. assures children with reading problems of a special aid.

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29 Jul 2003, 17:06
Curly05 wrote:
Captain Akami,

Please listen to the discussion. Is "also assured" right,
thanks buddy.

VT

You, having the good fortune to be enlightened by Evensflow's explanation of the subjuctive, can be also assured that "also assured" is just fine in all of the choices.
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17 Oct 2006, 20:17
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yogi_d22 wrote:

Is it same thing that HongHu mentioned?

Children cannot have a problem?
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18 Oct 2006, 01:52
D 2.

subjunctive mode and the correct plural use.
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Updated on: 16 Sep 2019, 21:51
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If you say, mandating, then -also assured- is no problem. That becomes a simple sentence with one subject and one verb

If you say mandated, then there is a problem. A simple sentence can have only one verb; the second verb assured (in all the choices) becomes additional and the sentences are run-ons.

This is a fit case for the use of command subjunctive and the base form verb be; Among 1, 2 and 4, 2 is wordier, when it uses children who/that/ have a reading problem, in comparison to 4’s , also assured children with reading problems; 1 and 2 also call their reading problems as a single problem, which does not go well with the plural structure of children
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Originally posted by daagh on 22 Jun 2012, 08:56.
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16 Sep 2019, 20:47
daagh wrote:
If you say, mandating, then -also assured- is no problem. That becomes a simple sentence with one subject and one verb

If you say mandated, then there is a problem. A simple sentence can have only one verb; the second verb assured (in all the choices) becomes additional and the sentences are run-ons.

This is a fit case for the use of command subjunctive and the base form verb be; Between 1, 2 and 4, 2 is wordier, when it uses children who/that/ have a reading problem, in comparison to 4’s , also assured children with reading problems; 1 and 2 also call their reading problems as a single problem, which does not go well with the plural structure of children

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can u explain the last line
why we need problems here ?
the children with heart problem are fine now.
is this wrong?
will we say :
the children with heart problems are fine now.
can u plz elabroate
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16 Sep 2019, 22:02
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You mean all children jiontly have one problem? Again there are so many kinds of heart problems such as a hole in any of the chambers, or a non-working valve, or a blocked artery etc etc.
However, what is the point in calling all these problems as just a problem?
WE don't say people have a problem in their life. We say people have problems in their leives, becuase all have theor own lives and their own problem. Don't they?
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16 Sep 2019, 22:46
please explain the difference between options A and D
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17 Sep 2019, 01:14
sampriya wrote:
please explain the difference between options A and D

Hi Priya, for A to be correct, following version would be more parallel:

The school board ruling mandating that students who are physically handicapped be placed in regular classroom settings whenever possible also assured all children who have a reading problem of special aid.

So, this would have ensured a more parallel structure, by using relative clauses consistently:
i) students who are physically handicapped
ii) children who have a reading problem
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