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# Management is considering a policy requiring employees provide doctors

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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 Bunuel on 04 Sep 2018, 04:11, edited 3 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, 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, 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

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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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12 Jun 2014, 00:58
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Command subjunctive construction is used in this question thus we will have to take care and identify out of two basic command subjunctive format which we can use here.

Command subjunctive key words: advise, allow, forbid, persuade, and want (ONLY takes infinitive form) and ask, prefer, order, beg, intend, order, require and urge (May take any one of the formats with infinitive or with That clause) Refer page 114, MGMAT SC for more detail.

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 -- command subjunctive format is missing.
B. to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to -- so as to <confusion key word> -- who is the subject of action described after so as to management or employees. therefore, incorrect.
C. provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they --same as A.
D. to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can -- perfect as per the format.
E. provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and -- same as A.
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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.

There are two errors in the original sentence
1. provide should be changed to to provide
2. Management is considering a policy ........so as to prove fitness to return to work - This structure gives the feeling that the management wants to prove fitness. Whereas, its the employees who have to prove fitness. Therefore, "we need so that the employees can " to make the meaning clear

A.provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to - Incorrect. two errors as discussed above
B. to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so as to - Incorrect. meaning error as discussed in point 2
C. provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave in order that they - Incorrect. to provide is required. they is ambiguous.
D. to provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave so that the employees can - Correct.
E. provide doctors' notes after taking sick leave and - Incorrect.
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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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23 Nov 2018, 18:58
I wonder whether "so as to verb" is correct in the GMAT ??

Expert pls explain
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27 Nov 2018, 05:26
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

I think ans is - D

Require X to and require to are correct idioms, so A, C, E are out.

Left are B and D.

Option B changes the meaning. It means that the management has to prove fitness to return to work.

Option D has the correct meaning.
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