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# GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #155

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GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #155 [#permalink]  15 Dec 2004, 11:52
Before they will consider a settlement, the striking teachers demand that the school board fire the substitute teachers and establishes payment scales guaranteeing cost of living increases.

(A) and establishes payment scales guaranteeing cost of living increases
(B) and to establish payment scales that would guarantee cost of living increases
(C) and establishes payment scales to guarantee cost of living increases
(D) and establish payment scales to guarantee cost of living increases
(E) to establish payment scales that would guarantee cost of living increases
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Go with "D". Is that correct ?
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Yeah, the official answer is D. What is the reason why D is the best answer?
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D for parallel construction

the school board fire the substitute teachers and establish payment scales to guarantee cost of living increases
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A) and establishes payment scales guaranteeing cost of living increases

verb 'establishes' does not agree with the subject 'school board ', and more ..

(B) and to establish payment scales that would guarantee cost of living increases
Lack of parallelism - infinitive 'to establish' is unnecessary. Need a verb

(C) and establishes payment scales to guarantee cost of living increases
verb 'establishes' does not agree with the subject 'school board '

(D) and establish payment scales to guarantee cost of living increases

Correct

(E) to establish payment scales that would guarantee cost of living increases
Lack of parallelism
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It's D!
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This question is in the Kaplan 2004 CD, Practice test 3,

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I guess everybody is missing here something, this question is testing subjunctive mood "DEMAND".

What do you say Paul?

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