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Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT, Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.


(A) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.

(B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately.

(C) Lucky will have to put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not do practice questions indiscriminately.

(D) Lucky put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he not practice questions indiscriminately.

(E) at least two hours of practice need to be put in by Lucky everyday and he does not have to practice questions indiscriminately.

Originally posted by Lucky2783 on 26 Feb 2015, 05:56.
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The point to note here is that the subjunctive mood has set in because it is the tutor who recommends. A tutor’s recommendation is gospel.Consequently, we have to use the imperative form of the verb that brings out a command. Therefore, D is good enough. On the contrary, B, by using the word ‘should’, talks of recommendation as if it is a suggestion, which is not the intent here. So, be is wrong.
We cannot say overall, a recommendation is not a command. It depends upon who makes that. If it is a recommendation or advice by the RBI, it is a command to all banks. If the Supreme Court recommends, it is a command to all lower courts. If the president advises it is a command.
B will not be subjunctive if it was Lucky’s friend who recommended that he should practice etc. After all, Lucky is not bound to heed his friend’s advice.
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Using "recommends" and "should" is redundant. Eliminate A and B.

"That" must follow the "and" to ensure parallelism. Eliminate C and E.

The correct answer is D.
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Lucky2783 wrote:
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.

A) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately.
C) Lucky will have to put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not do practice questions indiscriminately.
D) Lucky put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he not practice questions indiscriminately.
E) at least two hours of practice need to be put in by Lucky everyday and he does not have to practice questions indiscriminately.


hi
this question tests the subjunctive mood because of the usage of 'recommends' and therefore should contain 'be' form of verb...
only D uses that so ans D..
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Lucky2783 wrote:
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.

A) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately.
C) Lucky will have to put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not do practice questions indiscriminately.
D) Lucky put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he not practice questions indiscriminately.
E) at least two hours of practice need to be put in by Lucky everyday and he does not have to practice questions indiscriminately.


hi
this question tests the subjunctive mood because of the usage of 'recommends' and therefore should contain 'be' form of verb...
only D uses that so ans D..


Hi, I have a question. Though option D is correct one, but still what could be the biggest drawback in option B apart from subjunctive verb form (in case during exam someone misses to see subjunctive verb form error :| ). Please reply. Thank you.
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chetan2u wrote:
Lucky2783 wrote:
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.

A) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately.
C) Lucky will have to put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not do practice questions indiscriminately.
D) Lucky put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he not practice questions indiscriminately.
E) at least two hours of practice need to be put in by Lucky everyday and he does not have to practice questions indiscriminately.


hi
this question tests the subjunctive mood because of the usage of 'recommends' and therefore should contain 'be' form of verb...
only D uses that so ans D..


Hi, I have a question. Though option D is correct one, but still what could be the biggest drawback in option B apart from subjunctive verb form (in case during exam someone misses to see subjunctive verb form error :| ). Please reply. Thank you.


Apart from subjunctive mood , the use of word recommend in this sentence makes word "should" redundant.
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chetan2u wrote:
Lucky2783 wrote:
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.

A) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately.
C) Lucky will have to put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not do practice questions indiscriminately.
D) Lucky put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he not practice questions indiscriminately.
E) at least two hours of practice need to be put in by Lucky everyday and he does not have to practice questions indiscriminately.


hi
this question tests the subjunctive mood because of the usage of 'recommends' and therefore should contain 'be' form of verb...
only D uses that so ans D..


Hi, I have a question. Though option D is correct one, but still what could be the biggest drawback in option B apart from subjunctive verb form (in case during exam someone misses to see subjunctive verb form error :| ). Please reply. Thank you.


hi anitesh,
ill just touch upon choice B....
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT ,[u]
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and thatt he should not practice questions indiscriminately

1) the 'that' in underlined portion parallels it to that in first nonunderlined portion, resulting in following
a) the 'he' does not have proper antecedents. who does 'he' refer to.. logically it refers to tutor....
b) the underlined portion is a methodology to score well in GMAT but due to use of that does not refer back to doing well but just acts as a recommendation of lucky's tutor..
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT ,[u] Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately

and i just realized the same reasoning makes D also incorrect... A seems correct in all criterion mentioned but usage of should is redundant as it is subjunctive mood.. it still may be the best answer available...
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hi anitesh,
ill just touch upon choice B....
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT ,[u]
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and thatt he should not practice questions indiscriminately

1) the 'that' in underlined portion parallels it to that in first nonunderlined portion, resulting in following
a) the 'he' does not have proper antecedents. who does 'he' refer to.. logically it refers to tutor....
b) the underlined portion is a methodology to score well in GMAT but due to use of that does not refer back to doing well but just acts as a recommendation of lucky's tutor..
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT ,[u] Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately[/quote]


Hi Chetan,

On the day , Will it be wise to quickly eliminate B on the grounds of recommend and should used together ?

Also , could you please suggest whether the below sentence is correct ?
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and should not practice questions indiscriminately.
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hi anitesh,
ill just touch upon choice B....
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT ,[u]
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and thatt he should not practice questions indiscriminately

1) the 'that' in underlined portion parallels it to that in first nonunderlined portion, resulting in following
a) the 'he' does not have proper antecedents. who does 'he' refer to.. logically it refers to tutor....
b) the underlined portion is a methodology to score well in GMAT but due to use of that does not refer back to doing well but just acts as a recommendation of lucky's tutor..
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT ,[u] Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately



Hi Chetan,

On the day , Will it be wise to quickly eliminate B on the grounds of recommend and should used together ?

Also , could you please suggest whether the below sentence is correct ?
Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and should not practice questions indiscriminately.[/quote]

hi lucky..
sorry i said D, but i just realized it too has the same problems as B, with just the difference in use of should...
as far as 'should ' is considered, it is dropped on many occassions but can be used atleast in british english...

we will have to look for all other choices to choose the correct answer..
the choice you have given will be correct grammatically as it points correctly towards lucky
A sounds the best, you may have to see the solution again.

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Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.

A) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.
precise. seems best of the lots.
Correct.
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately.
reference of he is ambiguous.
C) Lucky will have to put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not do practice questions indiscriminately.
wrong sentence construction.
D) Lucky put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he not practice questions indiscriminately.
reference of he is ambiguous.
E) at least two hours of practice need to be put in by Lucky everyday and he does not have to practice questions indiscriminately.
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Hi Guys
Please confirm me on thing am I right?
Use of should in subjunctive mood is considered wrong?
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Please confirm me on thing am I right?
Use of should in subjunctive mood is considered wrong?


Sometimes we may use the conditional auxiliary verbs of could, should, or would to express the same sense.

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000031.htm

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Lucky's tutor recommends that, in order to score well on GMAT , Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately.

A) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not practice questions indiscriminately. (After recommends that we need basic form of verb i.e. subjunctive verb)
B) Lucky should put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he should not practice questions indiscriminately. (Same as A)
C) Lucky will have to put in at least two hours of practice everyday and not do practice questions indiscriminately. (Same as A)
D) Lucky put in at least two hours of practice everyday and that he not practice questions indiscriminately.(Correct)
E) at least two hours of practice need to be put in by Lucky everyday and he does not have to practice questions indiscriminately. (Same as A)

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