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Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour

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Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin.

A. Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin.
B. Hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa be returned to Italy, the country of its origin, was George Clooney's request to France during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men.
C. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin.
D. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that, hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa should be returned to France to the country of its origin, Italy.
E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin.

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Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin.

A. Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin.
B. Hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa be returned to Italy, the country of its origin, was George Clooney's request to France during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men.
C. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin.
D. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that, hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa should be returned to France to the country of its origin, Italy.
E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin.

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Hi pushpitkc ,
Could you post a detailed solution for this? I marked C. can you explain why it is wrong?
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Hi pushpitkc ,
Could you post a detailed solution for this? I marked C. can you explain why it is wrong?
One (small) problem with option C is the usage of the word should.

He requested that X return Y.
He requested that X should return Y. ← The should is not needed here.
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E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin.


Doesn't the above option imply that Mona Lisa be returned to Italy while simultaneously being hung at the Louvre museum. Meaning seems ambiguous compared to option C.
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E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin.


Doesn't the above option imply that Mona Lisa be returned to Italy while simultaneously being hung at the Louvre museum. Meaning seems ambiguous compared to option C.

Hi Pramod, why do you think it depicts simultaneously?
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A. Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin. -- Modifier error - should be mona lisa - Eliminate

B. Hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa be returned to Italy, the country of its origin, was George Clooney's request to France during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men. -Passive , we have better options - So eliminate
C. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. Subjective mode using that so Should not to be used
D. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that, hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa should be returned to France to the country of its origin, Italy. - Correct
E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. - requested whom ? - Eliminate
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A. Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin. -- Modifier error - should be mona lisa - Eliminate

B. Hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa be returned to Italy, the country of its origin, was George Clooney's request to France during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men. -Passive , we have better options - So eliminate
C. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. Subjective mode using that so Should not to be used
D. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that, hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa should be returned to France to the country of its origin, Italy. - Correct
E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. - requested whom ? - Eliminate


baru , bro, this is the subjunctive mood construction. The 'should' in option D and C are redundant with - 'requested'. For that reason, they're both out.

And for D specifically, the modifier "hung in Louvre" must actually modify Mona Lisa and is awkwardly placed ahead of it.
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baru wrote:
A. Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin. -- Modifier error - should be mona lisa - Eliminate

B. Hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa be returned to Italy, the country of its origin, was George Clooney's request to France during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men. -Passive , we have better options - So eliminate
C. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. Subjective mode using that so Should not to be used
D. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that, hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa should be returned to France to the country of its origin, Italy. - Correct
E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. - requested whom ? - Eliminate


baru , bro, this is the subjunctive mood construction. The 'should' in option D and C are redundant with - 'requested'. For that reason, they're both out.

And for D specifically, the modifier "hung in Louvre" must actually modify Mona Lisa and is awkwardly placed ahead of it.



Good explanation!

Further, some students may be confused about the usage "France return", thinking that it should be "France returns". Since the nature of information is subjunctive, base form of the verb is needed. Hence, "return" is the correct usage.

Here is the official explanation. I see that the answer choices in the original thread here are just a bit different (option C in the original question does not have "should", it has a more nuanced mistake); may be the person who wrote the question made some manual mistake. Anyway, the video explanation should still help-



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Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin.

Meaning analysis: George Clooney was doing a promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men. During the tour he requested that Mona Lisa which is currently hung in Louvre museum be returned by France to Italy which is the country of its origin. IMO POE:

A. Hung in the Louvre museum, George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa to Italy, the country of its origin. (George Clooney was not hung in the museum, eliminate)
B. Hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa be returned to Italy, the country of its origin, was George Clooney's request to France during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men. (Mona Lisa cannot be returned to Italy while hanging in the museum, eliminate)
C. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that France should return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. (Should is incorrectly used as mentioned by other forum experts due to subjunctive clause)
D. George Clooney, during his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, requested that, hung in the Louvre museum, Mona Lisa should be returned to France to the country of its origin, Italy. (Similar to B, Mona Lisa cannot be returned to Italy while hanging in the museum, eliminate)
E. During his promotional tour for the movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney requested that France return the Mona Lisa, hung in the Louvre museum, to Italy, the country of its origin. (Best of all choices)
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