The mayoral public funding program reflects the administration’s demand that the money is controlled by eligible gubernatorial candidates, but it can only be spent on campaigns, not on travelling, dining, or other personal expenses. 


A. the money is controlled by eligible gubernatorial candidates, but it can only be spent

B. the money be controlled by eligible gubernatorial candidates, but it allows them to spend the money only

C. the money is to be controlled by eligible gubernatorial candidates, but allowing it only to be spent                                                                                                                                                             

D. eligible gubernatorial candidates are in control of the money, but it allows them to spend the money only

E. eligible gubernatorial candidates are to be in control of the money, but it can only spend it

Right Answer: B

Error Identification:

IdentifierFix
Some options have the subjunctive form of the verb “be controlled by”. Tense
Underlined verb “is controlled by”Tense

Explanation:

Since we have identified the sentence to have an error that is based on Tenses, we will try and eliminate those options first. Since the original sentence has the word “demands that”, it is imperative that we use the subjunctive form of the verb. 

A – Eliminated as the structure for subjunctive “demand” + that + subject + be is not correct.

B – This is the right answer and there is no grammatical error here.

C – Eliminated as the structure for subjunctive “demand” + that + subject + be is not correct.

D – Eliminated as the structure for subjunctive “demand” + that + subject + be is not correct.

E – Eliminated as the structure for subjunctive “demand” + that + subject + be is not correct.

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