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# Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty

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Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products.

A. consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products

B. consumers have bought fewer chemical-based beauty products

C. less chemical-based beauty products be bought by consumer

D. consumers are buying fewer chemical-based beauty products

E. consumers buy fewer chemical-based beauty products

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19 Jun 2018, 01:56
IMO answer is E. the moot point is subjunctive and fewer.
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19 Jun 2018, 05:28
I think OA is B as sentence indicates that action started in the past and it still persist.
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Updated on: 19 Jun 2018, 06:21
Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products.

A. consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products

B. consumers have bought fewer chemical-based beauty products --> "Bossy Verb + THAT + subject + Command Subjunctive" should be used

C. less chemical-based beauty products be bought by consumer

D. consumers are buying fewer chemical-based beauty products --> "Bossy Verb + THAT + subject + Command Subjunctive" should be used

E. consumers buy fewer chemical-based beauty products --> correct

Originally posted by hiranmay on 19 Jun 2018, 05:34.
Last edited by hiranmay on 19 Jun 2018, 06:21, edited 1 time in total.
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19 Jun 2018, 05:40
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Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products.

A. consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products - Incorrect

B. consumers have bought fewer chemical-based beauty products - Incorrect - Here meaning changes, also it appears as if fewer than something

C. less chemical-based beauty products be bought by consumer - Incorrect

D. consumers are buying fewer chemical-based beauty products - Incorrect - Same as B

E. consumers buy fewer chemical-based beauty products - Correct - Subjunctive Form
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19 Jun 2018, 11:01
Must be (E) for correct subjunctive usage and use of fewer to discus countable things.
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09 Jul 2018, 18:00
solikon wrote:
I think OA is B as sentence indicates that action started in the past and it still persist.

Hello solikon,

Here the verb suggest is a subjunctive one. So the following sentence structure will adhere to the subjunctive rules.
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09 Oct 2018, 21:59
Bunuel wrote:
Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products.

A. consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products

B. consumers have bought fewer chemical-based beauty products

C. less chemical-based beauty products be bought by consumer

D. consumers are buying fewer chemical-based beauty products

E. consumers buy fewer chemical-based beauty products

Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products.

C and E are in subjunctive form:-

C. less chemical-based beauty products be bought by consumer. (I eliminated this option as the verb should be in the base form in case the sentence is in subjunctive form) is this correct way to eliminate this option ?

E. consumers buy fewer chemical-based beauty products. ( As the verb buy is in its base form, so, it follows the subjunctive form and is correct)
Re: Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty   [#permalink] 09 Oct 2018, 21:59
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