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# A Food and Drug Administration rule implemented in December 2000 manda

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22 Aug 2009, 18:42
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I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The explanations will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

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23 Aug 2009, 00:00
is it C?

subjunctive and parallelism
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23 Aug 2009, 00:21
IMO c

A. "they" error

B. 'whose' is wrong

C. Correct

D. 'be' passive

E. rule if + past tense.. would/could + Base verb, moreover must looks redundant.
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23 Aug 2009, 00:40
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The sentence requires subjunctive mode. Subjunctive is used after that-clauses after verbs, adjectives or nouns that express a necessity, plan, or intention for the future

In the sentence you have

A Food and Drug Administration rule mandates that ....
This clearly requires subjunctive mode

Consider the following examples

I mandate that he be home before 9:00. Correct
I mandate that he must be home before 9:00. Incorrect

In the subjunctive mode you can't use must

Let's take a look at the choices

A) this answer contains several errors. They has no antecedent, the sentence is not in subjunctive mode and the idiom both X and Y is not parallel.

B) for adults and children as well, is not a correct construction. "Whose intended use is for" is wordy

C) this option choice removes the problems. Both X and Y is now parallel and the sentence is in subjunctive mode. Notice that we don't have must anymore.

D) they has no reference, must removes the subjunctive mode and no parallelism in "and"

E) both X and Y doesn't respect parallelism. In addition, must should not be used.

both by adults and children. Incorrect
both by adults and by children. Correct
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23 Aug 2009, 00:43
perfectstranger wrote:
I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The explanations will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

Its C:

see here it deals with the subjunctive form as it has "Mandates". Th form here should be simple.

1): They here has no referent, Also in subjective form words like should. must are avoided
2: "as well" is not idiomatic.
3): Simple and base form, to be the answer
4 \$ 5 ) : use Must nd they .....also wordy....

HOpe it helps
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23 Aug 2009, 13:08
mikeCoolBoy wrote:
The sentence requires subjunctive mode. Subjunctive is used after that-clauses after verbs, adjectives or nouns that express a necessity, plan, or intention for the future

In the sentence you have

A Food and Drug Administration rule mandates that ....
This clearly requires subjunctive mode

Consider the following examples

I mandate that he be home before 9:00. Correct
I mandate that he must be home before 9:00. Incorrect

In the subjunctive mode you can't use must

Let's take a look at the choices

A) this answer contains several errors. They has no antecedent, the sentence is not in subjunctive mode and the idiom both X and Y is not parallel.

B) for adults and children as well, is not a correct construction. "Whose intended use is for" is wordy

C) this option choice removes the problems. Both X and Y is now parallel and the sentence is in subjunctive mode. Notice that we don't have must anymore.

D) they has no reference, must removes the subjunctive mode and no parallelism in "and"

E) both X and Y doesn't respect parallelism. In addition, must should not be used.

both by adults and children. Incorrect
both by adults and by children. Correct

Millions of kudos and thanks mike cool boy very nice explanation. Thanks guys for all your help.
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23 Aug 2009, 13:34
you're welcome, keep posting all the questions you have problems with.
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17 Aug 2010, 11:28

a) They has no antecedent
b) whose used for drugs is wrong
c) Correct.
d)They has no antecedent
e) use of by and must make it wrong.
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17 Aug 2010, 13:20
+1 for C

They don't have any antecedent.
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17 Aug 2010, 13:27
C is the best..

Thanks for question
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17 Jan 2019, 06:04
perfectstranger wrote:
I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The explanations will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

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