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According to a recent study, hand sanitizers require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of most harmful bacteria and viruses.

(A) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of
(B) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(C) require that a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration be present to kill
(D) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(E) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of

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alimad wrote:
According to a recent study, hand sanitizers require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of most harmful bacteria and viruses.

require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of
require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
require that a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration be present to kill
require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of


D.

A is wrong subj form
B is awkward
C and D is using subject instead of verb
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alimad wrote:
According to a recent study, hand sanitizers require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of most harmful bacteria and viruses.

require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of
require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
require that a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration be present to kill
require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of



D. Require X to Y. Elim AE. B and C are long and awkward. D is much clearer.
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alimad wrote:
According to a recent study, hand sanitizers require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of most harmful bacteria and viruses.

require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of
require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
require that a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration be present to kill
require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of



I would like to ask about "require X to Y" I have read that the X has to be a person or organization in some book I am using.
Probably OG said same thing, I think.But, this answer's X is "a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration ". It is neither person nor organization.
Somebody, please help me out.
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alimad wrote:
According to a recent study, hand sanitizers require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of most harmful bacteria and viruses.

(A) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of
(B) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(C) require that a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration be present to kill
(D) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(E) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of


Manhattan Prep Official Explanation


The phrase "require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of" is wordy and unidiomatic. The proper idiom takes the more concise form "require X to Y."

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that there be X to Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
(C) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that X be Z to Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
(D) CORRECT. The choice uses the proper idiom "require X to Y" where X is the noun phrase "a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration" and Y is the verb infinitive "kill."
(E) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that there be X for Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
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Why is there no subjunctive in play ?

Require that <Subject> be < Verb >. Why not C ? "Require" expects subjunctive ..right ?

hazelnut wrote:
alimad wrote:
According to a recent study, hand sanitizers require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of most harmful bacteria and viruses.

(A) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of
(B) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(C) require that a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration be present to kill
(D) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(E) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of


Manhattan Prep Official Explanation


The phrase "require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of" is wordy and unidiomatic. The proper idiom takes the more concise form "require X to Y."

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that there be X to Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
(C) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that X be Z to Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
(D) CORRECT. The choice uses the proper idiom "require X to Y" where X is the noun phrase "a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration" and Y is the verb infinitive "kill."
(E) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that there be X for Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
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amsey1382 wrote:
Why is there no subjunctive in play ?

Require that <Subject> be < Verb >. Why not C ? "Require" expects subjunctive ..right ?

hazelnut wrote:
alimad wrote:
According to a recent study, hand sanitizers require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of most harmful bacteria and viruses.

(A) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of
(B) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(C) require that a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration be present to kill
(D) require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration to kill
(E) require that there be a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of


Manhattan Prep Official Explanation


The phrase "require a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration for the killing of" is wordy and unidiomatic. The proper idiom takes the more concise form "require X to Y."

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that there be X to Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
(C) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that X be Z to Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."
(D) CORRECT. The choice uses the proper idiom "require X to Y" where X is the noun phrase "a 60 percent minimum alcohol concentration" and Y is the verb infinitive "kill."
(E) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic and wordy form "require that there be X for Y." The proper idiom is "require X to Y."

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