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Need Help with Command Subjunctive [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2012, 11:17
This Aspect of Sentence Corrections is something I just do not understand. The Manhattan SC Book is awesome except for this part. It says look in the Idiom part of the book to find what Verb requires what structure. Can some refer me to a site of some sort or blog post that explains this Aspect of Sentence Correction well. THanks in advance.
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Re: Need Help with Command Subjunctive [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2012, 15:55
THank you for sharing those links. I am still kind of having trouble with Command Subjunctive. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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Re: Need Help with Command Subjunctive [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2012, 10:43
Basically, the idea is that when the sentence has the subject giving a command, the verb tense should be "to be" and not a variation of this. This article talks about some exceptions, but the majority of the examples you see on the GMAT should follow the general "to be" rule.

Think of it this way: Command subjunctive applies when a subject is commanding that something be a certain way. Therefore, "to be" is your go-to verb. If the meaning of the sentence doesn't work with "to be," then it's okay to use a different verb form.

    Mom expects that the room be cleaned by the time she comes home.
    It's essential to pick the children up by 10.

Does this help?
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Re: Need Help with Command Subjunctive [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2012, 06:41
Even I have been struggling with this. What I found on MGMAT has left me confused. Any pointers to source which has some good examples please?
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