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Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted, it is advisable to keep all the ingredients ready in advance.

(A) Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted,
(B) Because many Indian food recipes require for one to cook without interruption,
(C) Because many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption,
(D) Many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption and
(E) Many Indian food recipes require that one should cook without interruption;

Can anybody please explain why S-V agreement is not violated by using a plural 'cook' versus a singular 'cooks' for the subject 'one'?

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Originally posted by aagar2003 on 19 Mar 2014, 22:35.
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Here cook is used in infinitive form "to cook" which is always to + pure form of verb. Infinitives does not act like verbs rather they usually act as noun, adjective or adverb. Please refer to the following article for further details:
http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary ... e_form.htm
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The Command Subjunctive is used for the 'Bossy Verb' require. So we use THAT after require.
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The subjunctive mood is in play here.
A) 'Being' is redundant here. Reject.
B) 'require for' is wrong. The 'that' is required but is not present. Reject.
C) CORRECT.
D) Changes the meaning. Reject.
E) Changes the meaning. Reject.

(C) it is.
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Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted, it is advisable to keep all the ingredients ready in advance.

(A) Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted,
(B) Because many Indian food recipes require for one to cook without interruption,
(C) Because many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption,
(D) Many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption and
(E) Many Indian food recipes require that one should cook without interruption;

Can anybody please explain why S-V agreement is not violated by using a plural 'cook' versus a singular 'cooks' for the subject 'one'?

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I read somewhere that a pronoun must have an antecedent, but in the problem statement I can't find any antecedent for "it" mentioned just after the ","

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aagar2003 wrote:
Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted, it is advisable to keep all the ingredients ready in advance.

(A) Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted,
(B) Because many Indian food recipes require for one to cook without interruption,
(C) Because many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption,
(D) Many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption and
(E) Many Indian food recipes require that one should cook without interruption;

Can anybody please explain why S-V agreement is not violated by using a plural 'cook' versus a singular 'cooks' for the subject 'one'?

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Hi,
I read somewhere that a pronoun must have an antecedent, but in the problem statement I can't find any antecedent for "it" mentioned just after the ","

Am I missing an important concept? Can someone clear my doubt please.


The pronoun "it" is used as a placeholder;hence "it" in this sentence has no antecedence.
e.g. It is going to rain.
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Expert,
Could you please tell me why option b is wrong?
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Could you please tell me why option b is wrong?



I am not an expert but I crossed off B because it looked to me bit awkward .
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B is wrong because "require for" is not the correct idiom. If we cut "for," B works fine.
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Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted, it is advisable to keep all the ingredients ready in advance.

(A) Being that many Indian food recipes require you to cook and not be interrupted, being must be followed by noun
(B) Because many Indian food recipes require for one to cook without interruption, "require for" is un-idiomatic
(C) Because many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption,
(D) Many Indian food recipes require that one cook without interruption and
(E) Many Indian food recipes require that one should cook without interruption;

IMO in this type of question we need to look for two major things.
1. REQUIRE which is subjunctive so the verb "cook" (plural) is required.

Subjunctive rule: subjunctive word + that + subject + plural verb
in above case: REQUIRE + THAT + ONE + COOK (plural)

2. In GMAT whenever reasoning is required for any case always prefer "because" .



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New post 20 Jan 2018, 08:04
Isn???t one ???cook??? has a number error? One cooks - isn???t that a correct usage ?
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Isn???t one ???cook??? has a number error? One cooks - isn???t that a correct usage ?

"Cook" is correct in this case because we have a so called "Subjunctive" in this sentence. You might wanna look it up.
In this case the subjunctive consists of "require that one cook". Because of the subjunctive form we use the infinitive.
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I feel like most reasonable writers would say, "Because many Indian food recipes require that one cook uninterrupted, ..." but I suppose we aren't here to argue vocabulary semantics.
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New post 15 Feb 2018, 14:32
gmat does not like V-ing and this question "being" is not good.
D is a run-on sentence and E does not connect 2 phrases.
B is awkward.
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Even after reading all explanations, i can not still understand why COOKS is not being used. I am also not being able to understand the logic behind "Require + That+ Subject+ Verb(Plural).

Please explain.

Even if this kind of rule exists, please inform me where from I can get all the special grammar rule related to GMAT exam.

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tannumunu wrote:
Even after reading all explanations, i can not still understand why COOKS is not being used. I am also not being able to understand the logic behind "Require + That+ Subject+ Verb(Plural).

Please explain.

Even if this kind of rule exists, please inform me where from I can get all the special grammar rule related to GMAT exam.

Thanks in advance.
The key to understanding this concept is that we are not using the "plural" form of the verb. It is better to think of it as the plain form, the one used in infinitives (to + verb form).

This is why, with be, we don't go with (1):
1. We require that he are invited. ← Can we say "to are"? No, and therefore are is incorrect.
2. We require that he be invited. ← Can we say "to be"? Yes, and therefore be is correct.

There is no way to "logic" our way to why this is done. We should make an effort to remember it, at least until the exam is over. After that, feel free to let this concept go.
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New post 20 Apr 2019, 23:31
To be fair, the command subjunctive is not GMAT-specific grammar; it is just English grammar. Perhaps it's less common in speech than some other forms, but it has real everyday uses. A few more examples here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gra ... l#p1179578
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Could someone please explain why option A is incorrect?
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VKat wrote:
Expert,
Could you please tell me why option b is wrong?


I am no expert but in this option, require, is a bossy verb which acts as a trigger for a subjunctive verb. The form is
Trigger + that + subject + subjunctive verb


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