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In an emergency meeting yesterday, the president of the organization, demanding that the accused board member resigns immediately, faced a vote of impeachment by the other members.

A. organization, demanding that the accused board member resigns immediately, faced
B. organization, demanding that the accused board member resign immediately, or face
C. organization demanded that accused board member resigns immediately, facing
D. organization demanded that the accused board member resigns immediately or faces
E. organization demanded that the accused board member resign immediately or face

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In an emergency meeting yesterday, the president of the organization, demanding that the accused board member resigns immediately, faced a vote of impeachment by the other members.

A. organization, demanding that the board member resigns immediately, faced
B. organization, demanding that the board member resign immediately, or face
C. organization demanded that board member resigns immediately, facing
D. organization demanded that the board member resigns immediately or faces
E. organization demanded that the board member resign immediately or face



Ans E...

the subjunctive mood demand need plural verb RESIGN

in E ,, it precise and concise
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New post 08 Aug 2017, 05:29
I will go with E.

Resign or face is parallel in option E
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With subjunctive only plural form of verb is required.
Only E fits.
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In an emergency meeting yesterday, the president of the organization, demanding that the accused board member resigns immediately, faced a vote of impeachment by the other members.

A. organization, demanding that the board member resigns immediately, faced -----1- Absurd meaning; it looks like the President faced a vote of impeachment rather than the accused board member. 2. subjunctive mood verb missing.
B. organization, demanding that the board member resign immediately, or face -- a fragment.
C. organization demanded that board member resigns immediately, facing ---1. subjunctive mood verb is missing 2. facing modifies the president, which is altering the intention.
D. organization demanded that the board member resigns immediately or faces --- 1. Dropping of the word 'accused' is significant 2. use of subjunctive mood verb is missed.
E. organization demanded that the board member resign immediately or face -- correct choice.
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I went with E as well because of the command subjunctive mood.

She demanded that + Infinitive
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Well done, all those who answered the question correctly and Thanks daagh sir for the explanation!

Here goes the Official explanation from Veritas

In attacking this problem, you should first identify any obvious decision points between the answer choices. The choice between "resign" and "resigns" and between the different forms of "face" at the end are obvious differences. Additionally, you have the choice between "demanding" and "demanded". Probably the clearest decision point is between "demanding" and "demanded" in the start of each choice. Using the participle "demanding" to modify the president does not match the rest of the sentence. In (A) the sentence illogically suggests the president, after demanding something, is himself facing impeachment by the "other members of the board". Even if you think that works logically, the verb "resigns" is incorrect as you will learn shortly. In (B) the "or face" cannot stand alone as the verb for the "president." - you cannot say "the president..or face".

After eliminating (A) and (B), the choice between "resign" and "resigns" is the best place to start (as long as you understand the rule!). Special subjunctive verbs such as the verb "demand" in this sentence - and others including recommend, suggest, mandate, insist, require, etc. - require particular (and often unfamiliar) structures and unusual verb conjugation. In this sentence, the verb “demand” and the participle "demanding" are followed by “that” and this scenario requires an unusual conjugation of the verb(s) that follow. Because this is a common and important structure in the English language, the GMAT expressly tests your knowledge of this verb conjugation. The correct verb form following any subjunctive verb with "that" is the base (or unconjugated) form of the verb. Here are a few examples:

CORRECT I insist that John come to the meeting.
INCORRECT I insist that John comes to the meeting.

CORRECT I demand that students be quiet in class.
INCORRECT I demand that students are quiet in class.

So in this example it must be "the president demanded that the board member resign...or face". (C) and (D) incorrectly use "resigns" so they can be quickly eliminated on this basis. Correct answer is (E).
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