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    insist on

    Could anyone of you can help me with this question:
    "Tim insisted on being told the complete story"
    A. Nothing but the whole story satisfied Tim.
    B. Tim insisted on the complete story being told.
    C. Tim demanded on being told the complete story.
    D. The complete story was insisted on being told.
    My answer is "C" Tim demanded on being told the complete story" but the answer is "A" : Nothing but the whole story satisfied Tim.

    MANY THANKS


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    Re: insist on

    I don't think that "demand on ..." is grammatical.


    demand

    [+ obj] 1 : to say in a forceful way that something must be done or given to you : to say that you have a right to (something)
    ▪ The customer demanded a refund.
    ▪ He demanded an apology.
    ▪ Parents have demanded that the teacher resign.
    ▪ The reporter demanded to see the documents.
    ▪ I demand to know what is going on here!

    2 : to say or ask (something) in a very forceful way
    ▪ “Come here at once!” he demanded.
    ▪ “Why won't you answer me?” she demanded.

    3 : to require (something)
    ▪ He is very sick and demands constant care. [=he has to be given constant care]
    ▪ The situation demands immediate action.
    ▪ A certain standard of dress is demanded by some professions. [=some people have to dress a certain way because of their jobs]
    ▪ The job demands too much of him. [=the job requires him to do too much]
    ▪ The group demands [=insists on] total honesty from its members.
    Last edited by Daruma; 19-Jun-2009 at 14:59.

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    #3

    Re: insist on

    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    Could anyone of you can help me with this question:
    "Tim insisted on being told the complete story"
    A. Nothing but the whole story satisfied Tim.
    B. Tim insisted on the complete story being told.
    C. Tim demanded on being told the complete story.
    D. The complete story was insisted on being told.
    My answer is "C" Tim demanded on being told the complete story" but the answer is "A" : Nothing but the whole story satisfied Tim.

    MANY THANKS
    A. and B. are both acceptable, the others are not grammatical.


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    Re: insist on

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A. and B. are both acceptable, the others are not grammatical.
    Yes! I agree with bhaisahab

    thank you bhaisahab!

    chellamuthu

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