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Re: Both the oil experts advice that inventory of heating oil [#permalink]
For anyone reading all the way down here. Don't try to learn what you did wrong on this question. Ignore it, you may learn the wrong thing. There are errors with the due to for all statements. If you switch it. Due to a major accident, the speculation. That and the redundancy in E which would always be wrong on a GMAT question. may probably is just flat out wrong.
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Re: Both the oil experts advice that inventory of heating oil [#permalink]
@e-gmat@payal

can you please look into this question. I can see that advice is so close to suggest so can we use subjunctive over here.
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Re: Both the oil experts advice that inventory of heating oil [#permalink]
sayantanc2k wrote:
abhimahna wrote:
Answer should be clearly C. But still the OA has not been provided, I request experts to confirm the OA.


There are four errors in C:

1. "Due to" is used wrongly - should be "because of".
2. "Advice" does not take subjunctive - it takes infinitive.
3. Moreover for a command subjunctive, active voice is preferred because the advice/ demand is applicable on the subject of the action.
I demand that you pick up the phone.... correct
I demand that the phone be picked up.... not preferred
Thus in C, "...advice that the inventory be marked up..." in not preferred.
4. The advice to mark up is not to meet the speculation, but to meet the problem itself. Wrong meaning is conveyed by the construction "meet a sever winter and the speculation".

E in my opinion is the best of the lot, though it contains the errors 1 and 4 mentioned above.

How about the redundancy error in E - May Probably?
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