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# At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young

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06 May 2015, 08:19
Mike, Thanks a lot for your explanation.
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01 Jun 2015, 05:10
mikemcgarry wrote:
nave81 wrote:
At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from Bolivia, demanded that every child has the right to an education and protection from violence.

A. has the right to an education and protection
B. have the right to an education and be protected
C. will have the right to an education and protection
D. have the right to an education and protection
E. have the right to be educated and protection

This question is particularly easy. The SV agreement issue is interesting --- yes, it is important in general to know that the adjective "every" makes a noun single. For this question, though, it's more important to know that the "demand that" structure requires the subjunctive
X demands that he have ...
X demands that she do ...
X demands that I be ...
X demands that they be ...

That issue is a legitimately interesting split, one very much like what one would see on the GMAT.

The parallelism, though, is too easy. I have never seen parallelism between something as obviously different as a noun & verb, unless they are split up by long complicated intervening clauses. A noun & a verb right next to each other --- no one is going to fall for those two as parallel elements. This is the respect in which this question is not particularly GMAT-like. I would give the question author a grade of about a C+ for the composition of this question, passing, but mediocre, a mixed performance. As a student preparing for the GMAT, you can find much better.

Does all this make sense?
Mike

Mike,

One thing I can't visualize is that why option B is wrong :
Can we infer the format like

......demanded that every child have the right to an education and be protected from violence.
demanded that Noun + Subjunctive Command + and Subjunctive command ........

means both clauses have same subject and are in command subjunctive to be parallel. Why will this kind of construction wrong. Why we have to make education parallel to violence. Let the clause be parallel and since meaning of both parallel clauses is clear, why will that construction be wrong.

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01 Jun 2015, 15:33
Jam2014 wrote:
mikemcgarry wrote:
nave81 wrote:
At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from Bolivia, demanded that every child has the right to an education and protection from violence.

A. has the right to an education and protection
B. have the right to an education and be protected
C. will have the right to an education and protection
D. have the right to an education and protection
E. have the right to be educated and protection

This question is particularly easy. The SV agreement issue is interesting --- yes, it is important in general to know that the adjective "every" makes a noun single. For this question, though, it's more important to know that the "demand that" structure requires the subjunctive
X demands that he have ...
X demands that she do ...
X demands that I be ...
X demands that they be ...

That issue is a legitimately interesting split, one very much like what one would see on the GMAT.

The parallelism, though, is too easy. I have never seen parallelism between something as obviously different as a noun & verb, unless they are split up by long complicated intervening clauses. A noun & a verb right next to each other --- no one is going to fall for those two as parallel elements. This is the respect in which this question is not particularly GMAT-like. I would give the question author a grade of about a C+ for the composition of this question, passing, but mediocre, a mixed performance. As a student preparing for the GMAT, you can find much better.

Does all this make sense?
Mike

Mike,

One thing I can't visualize is that why option B is wrong :
Can we infer the format like

......demanded that every child have the right to an education and be protected from violence.
demanded that Noun + Subjunctive Command + and Subjunctive command ........

means both clauses have same subject and are in command subjunctive to be parallel. Why will this kind of construction wrong. Why we have to make education parallel to violence. Let the clause be parallel and since meaning of both parallel clauses is clear, why will that construction be wrong.

thanks!!!

Dear Jam2014,
The answer to you question is easy: this is a bad question. Bad questions have faulty logic. You are right that (B) is perfectly correct grammatically. Presumably, the author wanted us to recognize that just as education is a right, so too, protection from violence is a right, and must be explicitly identified as a right. That inference is not at all clear from the prompt. This is a bad question. Time you spend thinking about this question in detail will not help you prepare for high quality SC questions. Give your attention to the high quality question. Here's a high quality question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3582
Does all this make sense?
Mike
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Re: At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from B  [#permalink]

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21 Jul 2015, 13:22
reto wrote:
At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from Bolivia, demanded that every child has the right to an education and protection from violence.

A. has the right to an education and protection
B. have the right to an education and be protected
C. will have the right to an education and protection
D. have the right to an education and protection
E. have the right to be educated and protection

"demanded" is a verb that requires subjunctive and thus "has the right..." is incorrect. It should be "have the right.." to make it work with the subjunctive verb "demand". Options A and C are thus out.

'education' and 'protection' are both nouns and are thus parallel. Only option D maintains this parallelism is thus the correct answer.
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01 Sep 2015, 02:03
Engr2012 wrote:
reto wrote:
At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from Bolivia, demanded that every child has the right to an education and protection from violence.

A. has the right to an education and protection
B. have the right to an education and be protected
C. will have the right to an education and protection
D. have the right to an education and protection
E. have the right to be educated and protection

"demanded" is a verb that requires subjunctive and thus "has the right..." is incorrect. It should be "have the right.." to make it work with the subjunctive verb "demand". Options A and C are thus out.

'education' and 'protection' are both nouns and are thus parallel. Only option D maintains this parallelism is thus the correct answer.

I got it why D is the right answer.
What is wrong with B?

demanded that every child have the right to an education and( every child) be protected from violence.

Are these two entities not parallel? Or is it active vs passive issue ? Or meaning issue?
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Re: At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from B  [#permalink]

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01 Sep 2015, 04:09
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Engr2012 wrote:
reto wrote:
At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from Bolivia, demanded that every child has the right to an education and protection from violence.

A. has the right to an education and protection
B. have the right to an education and be protected
C. will have the right to an education and protection
D. have the right to an education and protection
E. have the right to be educated and protection

"demanded" is a verb that requires subjunctive and thus "has the right..." is incorrect. It should be "have the right.." to make it work with the subjunctive verb "demand". Options A and C are thus out.

'education' and 'protection' are both nouns and are thus parallel. Only option D maintains this parallelism is thus the correct answer.

I got it why D is the right answer.
What is wrong with B?

demanded that every child have the right to an education and( every child) be protected from violence.

Are these two entities not parallel? Or is it active vs passive issue ? Or meaning issue?

B does not respect the rules of parallelism X and Y should be parallel however, "an education" and "be protected" is X = noun and Y = verb, therefore not parallel.

Official Explanation:
The construction A and B requires that A and B belong to the same part of speech. In this answer choice, A is a noun (education) whereas B is a verb (be)
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Re: At a convention held by UNICEF, Gabriella Arrieta, a young girl from B  [#permalink]

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03 Sep 2015, 06:57
Hi,

I have just one concern with option D. Never heard of "right to an education". usually it is "right to education".

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25 May 2017, 01:59
Between B and D i observed that B changes the intended meaning . Intended meaning is that Child has right to blah and blah. But B says Child has right to ... and be protected ..... . We need both education and protection under the rights. Hence, D is preferred over B. Needless to say i opted and fell for B.
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