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# Due to the highly selective nature of admissions, the admissions commi

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Due to the highly selective nature of admissions, the admissions committee has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.

A) has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.
B) have been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.
C) has been recommended to prevent them from passing feedback to the students.
D) have been recommended in an attempt to prevent them from passing feedback to the students.
E) has been recommended that they prevent the passing of feedback to the students

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19 Feb 2013, 13:03
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Vercules wrote:
Due to the highly selective nature of admissions, the admissions committee has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.

A) has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.
B) have been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.
C) has been recommended to prevent them from passing feedback to the students.
D) have been recommended in an attempt to prevent them from passing feedback to the students.
E) has been recommended that they prevent the passing of feedback to the students

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Meaning :- due to highly selective nature, the admissions committee has been recommended to not provide feedback to the students

Error Analysis :- No error

POE :-

Option A :- Correct
Option B :- subject-verb error
Option C :- no logical referent for 'Them'
Option D :- subject-verb error
Option E :- no logical referent for 'They'
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21 Feb 2013, 18:39
A/ Correct

B/ Subject (committee - singular) disagrees with verb (have - plural)
C/ Pronoun issue - "them" should be "it", since committee is the subject
D/ Same issue as in B/ + "in an attempt" is wordy and placing it after "recommend" makes it unideomatic
E/ Pronoun issue - "they" should be "it"
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22 Feb 2013, 05:36
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Vercules wrote:
Due to the highly selective nature of admissions, the admissions committee has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.

A) has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.

Correct. This choice correctly uses the singular “has been recommended” to refer to “admissions committee.” Moreover, the original sentence is clear and concise.

B) have been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.

This choice incorrectly uses the plural “have been recommended” to refer to the singular “admissions committee.”

C) has been recommended to prevent them from passing feedback to the students.

This choice correctly uses the singular verb “has been recommended,” but incorrectly adds the plural pronoun “them” to refer to the singular “admissions committee.”

D) have been recommended in an attempt to prevent them from passing feedback to the students.

This choice incorrectly uses the plural “have been recommended” to refer to the singular “admissions committee.” Additionally, the plural pronoun “them” incorrectly refers to the singular “admissions committee and the phrase “in an attempt” is awkward and unnecessary.

E) has been recommended that they prevent the passing of feedback to the students

This choice incorrectly uses the plural pronoun “they” to refer to the singular “admissions committee.”

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04 Sep 2014, 21:39
A. has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.

Can recommended be used with 'to verb'. I thought recommend needs that.

E. has been recommended that they prevent the passing of feedback to the students

I understand there is a pronoun error in this choice.
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viji_s_s wrote:
A. has been recommended to prevent the passing of feedback to the students.

Can recommended be used with 'to verb'. I thought recommend needs that.

E. has been recommended that they prevent the passing of feedback to the students

I understand there is a pronoun error in this choice.

Hello viji_s_s

There are two cases:

ACTIVE: X recommend that................
PASSIVE: X is recommended to do some thing...........

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