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Ill choose between B and E..But B seems to be making comparisons between different type of things...So E is the answer for me....
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OA E

because E uses "ascend" in a subjunctive mood
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Because of differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."


A) differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they
B) the difference between the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they
C) the difference in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or he
D) differences in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they
E) the difference between the internal pressure of the human body and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or he

I think it is E.

B nearly had me and then I noticed they theres is a plurality error here.
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Can some please explain the subjunctive verb usage over here -

Q Because of differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."

E) the difference between the internal pressure of the human body and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or he
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Can some please explain the subjunctive verb usage over here -

Q Because of differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."

E) the difference between the internal pressure of the human body and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or he


Hi veenu08:

The command subjunctive is possible with "It is X", in which X is an adjective, such as essential.

The syntax is:It is X that Y do [infinitive without TO].......
Example:
Right: It is important THAT Mary SEND a letter to her professor.
Wrong: It is important THAT Mary SENDS a letter to her professor.
Wrong: It is important THAT Mary TO SEND a letter to her professor.

But you can use infinitive if you change "THAT" to "FOR"
Example:
Right: It is important FOR Mary TO SEND a letter to her professor.

Back to the question, because this is command subjunctive, so the syntax is: "It is essential THAT a diver returning to the surface ASCEND slowly......

Hope that helps.
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still confused between C and E....ascend Vs ascends.....difference in Vs Difference between...Though E seems more plausible any better explanation to clearly rule out option C??
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Why cant C be the answer, i dont find anything wrong with it,
Can someone please explain
pdhai can you elaborate a little please ...
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Hi egmat,

Could you please help with the above sentence?
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Because of differences in the humans body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."

A. differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they ....Parallel error(Difference in X and Y),'they' is incorrect here

B. the difference between the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they ...Parallel error(Between X and Y) 'they' is incorrect here

C. the difference in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or he....pronoun Reference Error(that is not referring anything actually)(Here' that' logically referring to the difference,meaning error)
[/color], they is incorrect here
D. differences in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they.... pronoun Reference Error((Here' that' logically referring to the difference,meaning error)

E. the difference between the internal pressure of the human body and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or he ,here 'that' is referring to 'the internal pressure' -Correct


Correct Answer E
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Hmm the ocean clearly does not have an "internal" pressure. This is not an official question, is it?
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Why cant C be the answer, i dont find anything wrong with it,
Can someone please explain
pdhai can you elaborate a little please ...

In C its not totally clear if 'that' is referring to internal pressure or not... since it reads : human body's inter... and that of the ocean (that is referring to body or pressure??? ) , E corrects this ambiguity with structure : internal pressure of the human body and that (internal pressure) of the ocean.
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Because of differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they will suffer a painful condition known as the "bends."


A) differences in the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or they
B) the difference between the human body's internal pressure and the ocean's, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they
C) the difference in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascends slowly or he
D) differences in the human body's internal pressure and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or they
E) the difference between the internal pressure of the human body and that of the ocean, it is essential that a diver returning to the surface ascend slowly or he



"that of" properly refers to internal pressure only in option E. So E should be the answer.
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Sayantan, is it+be+adjective a proper subjunctive format (as used in E)? i thought command subjunctives only uses verbs, that too in active form, not passive. Please let me know what I am missing. Thank you.
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Sayantan, is it+be+adjective a proper subjunctive format (as used in E)? i thought command subjunctives only uses verbs, that too in active form, not passive. Please let me know what I am missing. Thank you.


The verb "is" is not in subjunctive mood. Hence "it be essential" would be incorrect. The verb "ascend" is in subjunctive mood.

She demands that he go there.... correct
Here "demands" is the bossy verb, and it is not in subjunctive. The action that is demanded ("go") is in subjunctive.

Similarly in option E the bossy noun is "essential" - the verb that is essential ("ascend") is in subjunctive mood.

Note: The verb in subjunctive mood may not necessarily go with a bossy verb - it may also go with a bossy noun, as in this case.
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Hi all,
Just one little doubt.What does "that" refer to in option E? internal pressure or pressure?
It seems as if "that refers to internal pressure. The ocean has internal pressure .. :shock: :shock: !?
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Just one little doubt.What does "that" refer to in option E? internal pressure or pressure?
It seems as if "that refers to internal pressure. The ocean has internal pressure .. :shock: :shock: !?


That could refer to internal pressure. I dont think there is anything wrong in this usage.
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