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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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IMO answer is E. the moot point is subjunctive and fewer.
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I think OA is B as sentence indicates that action started in the past and it still persist.
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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 --> "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.
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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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Must be (E) for correct subjunctive usage and use of fewer to discus countable things.
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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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