Question 8: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. Verse 44. "Your application must be submitted before the end of the month," said the secretary to applicants.
Narrative Sentence Knowledge
*Based on the following structures:
-Tell sb to do sth = ask sb to do sth: ask someone to do what
-Remind sb to do sth: remind/remind someone to do what
*With the nuance “must Vo: what to do” – mandatory, you can’t use “remind” – reminding, reminding to report, so type D. The answers A, C are not correct structure.
Subject: “Your application must be submitted by the end of the month,” the secretary told the applicant.
= B. The secretary tells the applicant that the application must be submitted by the end of the month.
=> In the narrative sentence, we use “have to” to report “must Vo” in the original sentence, expressing compulsion, forcing someone to do something. Here the sentence context is in the past, so we use “had to”.