There are four candidates to complete the following sentence.
While the questionnaire was voluntary, we were
______to fill it out before leaving the plane.
(1) required (2) ordered (3) requested (4) forced
I'm not sure which one makes sense.
The following is my reasoning:
Even though the questionnaire was voluntary, someone begged us to fill the form out. In other words, we were not rigidly asked to do that, instead, somebody politely invited us to do that. So, I think the euphemistic expression is the better choice.
I think that (2) and (4) are the rude tones. Maybe (1) or (3) is acceptable. What do you think and why?