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Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to prove fitness to return to work.

a-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
b-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
c-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they
d-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can
e-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and

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Originally posted by blueseas on 26 Aug 2013, 12:43.
Last edited by blueseas on 26 Aug 2013, 23:57, edited 2 times in total.
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26 Aug 2013, 13:08
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blueseas wrote:
Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to prove fitness to return to work.

(A) provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
(B) to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
(C) provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they
(D) to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can
(E) provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and

The first split is the idiom ---- the verb "require" demands the infinitive "to provide" --- see:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/verbs-that ... -the-gmat/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom-ebook/
Therefore, choices (A) & (C) & (E) are right out.

Both (B) & (D) appear grammatically correct, but (D) is long and awkward, whereas (B) is sleek and elegant. I would say (B) looks the best.

Does this make sense?
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26 Aug 2013, 14:35
Between D and E don't you think we should go for "So That" construction as it is more preferable in GMAT- though i also understand B also conveys the meaning in less words....

Lets OE explanation has to say about it.....
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26 Aug 2013, 22:21
Hi Mike,

Sorry to be contradicting but according to MGMAT SC, "require" may or may not take the infinitive form.

Options C, D & E are too wordy. But how does one decide between A & B?

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26 Aug 2013, 22:45
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IMO - D

Here the subjunctive form "require" will be followed by an infinitive.

So, it is between B and D.

Option B distorts the meaning. It means that the management is proving fitness to return to work.

Option D has the correct meaning.
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26 Aug 2013, 22:57
blueseas wrote:
Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to prove fitness to return to work.

a-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
b-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
c-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they
d-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can
e-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and

OA to follow

The correct choice needs "to" at the beginning. Only B & D provide this.

D sounds too wordy, Best option among the given is B
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26 Aug 2013, 23:38
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IMO, I do not agree with B. My pick is D.
First of all, "require X to do Y" is subjunctive form, so I eliminated A, C, E. Only B and D remain. Let analyze each option:

Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to prove fitness to return to work.

a-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
Wrong. Subjunctive form: require X to do Y

b-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
Wrong.
- The structure is like: "Management requires employees to provide doctor's notes ...so as to prove fitness..." It's quite not clear, who will prove fitness? management or employees?.
- From my experience, "so as to" is not preferable to "so that" or "in order to" in GMAT (this is not a rule, just my experiences).

c-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they
Wrong. Subjunctive form: require X to do Y

d-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can
Correct IMO. The present of subject "the employees" after "so that" is very clear.

e-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and
Wrong. Subjunctive form: require X to do Y

Waiting for OA.
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27 Aug 2013, 00:00
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blueseas wrote:
Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to prove fitness to return to work.

a-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
b-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
c-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they
d-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can
e-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and

OE:
Read the Original Sentence Carefully, Looking for Errors:

Usage of "so as to" can be considered wordy and awkward. Remember to go for the most concise choice.
SO THAT is better usage

Choices (A), (C), and (E): In this case, "requiring employees" must be followed by the infinitive "to provide." Eliminate choices (A), (C), and (E).

Choice (B) must be eliminated, since the use of "so as to" makes it sound as if employees take sick leave in order to prove fitness.

Answer Choice (D) is the only choice that uses the correct verb and also makes it clear that the employees must prove fitness. This is the correct answer.
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27 Aug 2013, 00:03
argha wrote:
Hi Mike,

Sorry to be contradicting but according to MGMAT SC, "require" may or may not take the infinitive form.

Options C, D & E are too wordy. But how does one decide between A & B?

Regards

Argha

the 2 correct usage :

require ...THAT
require....TO

now since here no option contains THAT ...so only choice we have is require....TO

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27 Aug 2013, 01:40
I chose D as well. The relative pronoun "that" provides a clarity that is absent in B.
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27 Aug 2013, 13:54
blueseas wrote:
blueseas wrote:
Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to prove fitness to return to work.

a-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
b-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to
c-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they
d-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can
e-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and

OE:
Read the Original Sentence Carefully, Looking for Errors:

Usage of "so as to" can be considered wordy and awkward. Remember to go for the most concise choice.
SO THAT is better usage

Choices (A), (C), and (E): In this case, "requiring employees" must be followed by the infinitive "to provide." Eliminate choices (A), (C), and (E).

Choice (B) must be eliminated, since the use of "so as to" makes it sound as if employees take sick leave in order to prove fitness.

Answer Choice (D) is the only choice that uses the correct verb and also makes it clear that the employees must prove fitness. This is the correct answer.

This doesn't make sense. The "correct" option says that the employee has to prove that he or she is fit to return to work. Is it the employees that provides proof or the doctor's notes?
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17 Sep 2013, 05:38
the proof is the doctors note... Its a clear D
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20 Sep 2014, 14:00
Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to prove fitness to return to work.

a-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to - To provide
b-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to - Fitness of ??
c-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they - to provide
d-to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can - Correct - clearly explained that employees have to prove the fitness.
e-provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and
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21 Jul 2016, 11:33
i chose B.
so as to is used to provide reason .
how does "so as to" imply to the management?
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21 Jul 2016, 15:08
goforgmat wrote:
i chose B.
so as to is used to provide reason .
how does "so as to" imply to the management?
@chetan2u,@sayantanc2k- Any thoughts?

Mike confirms that B is better than D. Please refer to his post above:

management-is-considering-a-policy-requiring-employees-provi-158702.html#p1260924
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06 Apr 2017, 04:44
i opted for B and according to expert too B sounds better than D.

but still correct option is given as D.

Can anyone update the correct answer choice ?
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06 Apr 2017, 04:53
Shouldn't the part ' prove fitness to return to work' relate to employees. And in B it refers to management?

Hence, I beleive D is correct.

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