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Re: Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leading nutritionists who recommend [#permalink]
Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leading nutritionists who recommend that people convert to a raw plant-based diet.

Hello,
wanted to ask that since this sentence is talking about a person and uses the verb is, shouldn't the answer choice be C instead of A?
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Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leading nutritionists who recommend that people convert to a raw plant-based diet.

Hello,
wanted to ask that since this sentence is talking about a person and uses the verb is, shouldn't the answer choice be C instead of A?

When “one of” is followed by “who”, plural verb is used because who is a relative pronoun which refers to the plural subject X in 'one of the X who...' .

The below few sentences will give you some clarity on usage:

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leading nutritionists who recommend that people convert to a raw plant-based diet.

One of the leading nutritionists who recommend that people convert to a raw plant-based diet is absent from the meeting.

One of the football players is sick.

One of the players who play football is sick.
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Re: Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leading nutritionists who recommend [#permalink]
This question is a subjunctive mood type, so we use the present tense verb without 'S'

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Which one is "who" closer to? Dr. Joel or the nutritionists? Ans: nutritionists. So we are talking about the nutritionists. Meaning is the key to SC more than grammar. The sentence is trying to say that leading nutritionists recommend a raw plant-based diet and that dr Joel happens to be one of them. Confusion arises because Dr. Joel is the subject and hence a singular verb 'recommends' makes sense. But a singular verb has already been used for Dr. Joel ie. "is" (dr Joel "is" one of the leading nutritionists). The singular verb 'recommends' would be correct if the sentence were as below:

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the leading nutritionists, recommends that people convert to a raw plant-based diet
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Option B,D and E have meaning error. B - subject -people, does not have a verb
D- recommends people will do something? - you can predict rather than recommend, hence 'will' here doesn't make sense.
E - refers to something that had happened - again recommend something that has already happened - doesn't make make sense

C has s/v agreement issues

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leading nutritionists who recommend that people convert to a raw plant-based diet.

A. recommend that people convert

B. recommend that people converting

C. recommends that people convert

D. recommend that people will convert

E. recommend that people converted

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman is one of the leading nutritionists who recommend that people convert to a raw plant-based diet.

A. recommend that people convert

The original sentence is grammatically correct as it matches the plural verb recommend with the plural noun nutritionists. It also correctly uses the Subjunctive form by keeping the verb that follows recommend that in its base form (convert).

B. recommend that people converting

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. Recommend is one of the nine verbs to which the Subjunctive rule applies (if it is followed by that). This means that the next verb after recommend that should be in base form. However, converting is not in base form.

What helps us identify this question as a Subjunctive question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Whenever you come across this Stop Sign, make sure that the following verb is in its base form.

C. recommends that people convert

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The relative clause who recommend that...diet describes the noun that appears immediately before it, namely, nutritionists. Since nutritionists is plural, the verb that follows it also needs to be plural. However, recommends is singular.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

one of the + plural noun + who/which/that

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, make sure that the following verb is plural.

D. recommend that people will convert

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. Recommend is one of the nine verbs to which the Subjunctive rule applies (if it is followed by that). This means that the next verb after recommend that should be in base form. However, will convert is not in base form.

What helps us identify this question as a Subjunctive question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Whenever you come across this Stop Sign, make sure that the following verb is in its base form.

E. recommend that people converted

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. Recommend is one of the nine verbs to which the Subjunctive rule applies (if it is followed by that). This means that the next verb after recommend that should be in base form. However, converted is not in base form.

What helps us identify this question as a Subjunctive question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: