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Despite the common belief that different races of mankind originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be descendant from a single origin in Africa.

A) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
B) are originating in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
C) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races are
D) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research are suggesting that all human races are
E) originate in different parts of the globe, recent research suggests that all human races be
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Why A is wrong ?

with suggest, first form of verb would come. Correct me if i am wrong ?
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Despite the common belief that different races of mankind originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be descendant from a single origin in Africa.

A) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
B) are originating in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
C) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races are
D) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research are suggesting that all human races are
E) originate in different parts of the globe, recent research suggests that all human races be


A) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
B) are originating in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
C) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races are
D) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research are suggesting that all human races are
E) originate in different parts of the globe, recent research suggests that all human races be
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Although suggest is one of the nine verbs to which the Subjunctive rule applies (if it is followed by that), the rule applies only to that meaning of suggest that represents an attempt to influence or provoke someone else's actions. In this sentence, however, suggest has a different meaning, one similar to imply. It describes what the research has shown. Therefore, the Subjunctive rule does not apply here.

This means that the next verb after suggest that should not be in base form but rather a conjugated verb that agrees with the subject all human races, as expected from the first verb of a sentence. However, be is in base form. This answer choice corrects this mistake by changing be to are.
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So what I can understand is if the sentence is
The judge suggest that -> Subjunctive mood.
The results of the study suggest that -> This means imply so there is no subjunctive mood.
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‘Suggest’ per se is not part of the command subjunctive verb brigade. Unless the suggestion is from a peremptory source, the suggestion is no than a recommendatory or indicative and should not bear an imperative form of the verb such as ‘be’. So we can dispense with A, B and E. Between C and D, C, by using the simple present ‘suggest, rather than the present progressive ‘are suggesting’, is one - up over D
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Despite the common belief that different races of mankind originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be descendant from a single origin in Africa.

A) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
B) are originating in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
C) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races are
D) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research are suggesting that all human races are
E) originate in different parts of the globe, recent research suggests that all human races be


Among the given options only (C) uses the correct plural relationship....

results....suggests.....that all human races are descendant from a single origin in Africa.

Hence I am convinced with (C) as the answer !!
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So what I can understand is if the sentence is
The judge suggest that -> Subjunctive mood.
The results of the study suggest that -> This means imply so there is no subjunctive mood.




Hi kinjiGC / chetan2u,

Can you please shed some more light into it.
I opted for A, as I thought we need the base form- "be"

I have learnt that if any expression represent DROP (Demand Request Order Proposal) we need to use "THAT" with it + Base form of verb.

General expression

ORDER+THAT+BASE FORM OF VERB.

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It's a weird sentence anyhow: that all human races are descendant from a single origin is distinctly unidiomatic and would be far better expressed as that all human races descend from a single origin.

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So what I can understand is if the sentence is
The judge suggest that -> Subjunctive mood.
The results of the study suggest that -> This means imply so there is no subjunctive mood.

When the verb TO SUGGEST means more or less TO RECOMMEND, the speaker is saying what ought to happen or exist. Therefore, the subsequent verb goes into the subjunctive mood. Thus: The committee suggested that the measures be adopted without delay. In other words, the committee is saying that it wants something to happen.
When the verb TO SUGGEST means more or less TO GIVE AN OPINION, the speaker is simply expressing an idea. Therefore, the subsequent verb goes into the indicative mood. Thus: The committee suggested that the measures were probably inadequate. In other words, the committee is not very happy about the measures and is expressing this opinion.

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First lets understand the sentence meaning...

Despite the common belief that different races of mankind originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be descendant from a single origin in Africa.

Meaning analysis
The sentence states a contrast: Despite a common believe about the origin of races of mankind, the results of a research suggest something different.
The key word here is "suggest", which is commonly used in an imperative mood. As an imperative verb, the sentence should use the plural/infinitive form of verb "be". However, "suggest" is not used to introduce a proposal, plan or action (imperative mood). First of all,the subject should be a person who suggest that... (this could be consider an imperative mood), but the results of something cannot be the doers of the suggestion. Here the meaning of "suggest" points out an implication: The results of recent research (results= evidence) implies that all human races are descendant from a single origin in Africa.

Answer choice analysis
A) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be. Incorrect
suggest is not used in an imperative mood.

B) are originating in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be. Incorrect.
Present continues cannot be used to describe a general fact or believe. Present tense is correct.[/color]
C) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races are. Correct!
D) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research are suggesting that all human races are. Incorrect. Present continues is incorrectly used to describe a contrasting fact about the origin of human races- change meaning
E) originate in different parts of the globe, recent research suggests that all human races be. Incorrect
Use of subjunctive ver incorrect. Change in meaning. Is was the results of the recent research that suggest something and not the recent research itself.


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Despite the common belief that different races of mankind originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be descendant from a single origin in Africa.

A) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races be
B) are originating in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all humanraces be
C) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research suggest that all human races are
D) originate in different parts of the globe, the results of recent research are suggesting that all human races are
E) originate in different parts of the globe, recent research suggeststhat all human races be
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‘Suggest’ per se is not part of the command subjunctive verb brigade. Unless the suggestion is from a peremptory source, the suggestion is no than a recommendatory or indicative and should not bear an imperative form of the verb such as ‘be’. So we can dispense with A, B and E. Between C and D, C, by using the simple present ‘suggest, rather than the present progressive ‘are suggesting’, is one - up over D


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I did not understand it properly can you please elaborate a bit.?
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