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Rules governing participation in a new extreme sports fantasy camp require that applicants should be physically fit enough to endure the demanding activities in which they will be engaging.

(A) that applicants should be physically fit enough to endure the demanding

(B) that applicants be physically fit enough to endure the demanding

(C) applicants should have enough physical fitness to allow enduring the demands of

(D) applicants are physically fit enough as to endure the demands of

(E) physical fitness in applicants, enough for endurance of demanding
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A) that applicants should be physically fit enough to endure the demanding - "require" and "should" are redundant

(B) that applicants be physically fit enough to endure the demanding - Correct

(C) applicants should have enough physical fitness to allow enduring the demands of - require "that" is missing

(D) applicants are physically fit enough as to endure the demands of - require "that" is missing

(E) physical fitness in applicants, enough for endurance of demanding - distorts the meaning
I am not sure whether my explanation is correct. It will be helpful if somebody can correct.
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Demand\Request needs the usage of subjunctive verb. Only option B satisfies this criteria.

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1) Requires should be followed by that in the formal environment of GMAT. Deleting that is colloquial and not upto GMAT standards.

Only A and B left

Requires that followed by should is redundant. A is out.

So B is the correct answer.
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1) Requires should be followed by that in the formal environment of GMAT. Deleting that is colloquial and not upto GMAT standards.

Only A and B left

Requires that followed by should is redundant. A is out.

So B is the correct answer.


PriyaJ2016 wrote:
A) that applicants should be physically fit enough to endure the demanding - "require" and "should" are redundant

(B) that applicants be physically fit enough to endure the demanding - Correct

(C) applicants should have enough physical fitness to allow enduring the demands of - require "that" is missing

(D) applicants are physically fit enough as to endure the demands of - require "that" is missing

(E) physical fitness in applicants, enough for endurance of demanding - distorts the meaning
I am not sure whether my explanation is correct. It will be helpful if somebody can correct.


This is a case of the so-called command subjunctive mood. This mood is used alongwith certain bossy verbs such as demand, require, propose etc. When such verbs are used the action that is demanded / required /proposed should take the command subjunctive mood, i.e. the raw form of verb, the form you would use to command someone something. e.g.

Be physically fit, Priya!
I demand that you be physically fit.

Here demand is the bossy verb here, and it requires a command subjunctive mood for the action demanded (be).

Another example ..... observe that the usage of simple present is wrong in the second sentence below!

Close the department !
The management requires that the department close....right.
The management requires that the department closes.... wrong !!
The management requires that the department should be closed... wrong again !

Here requires is the bossy verb, and it requires a command subjunctive mood for the action required (close).
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Rules governing participation in a new extreme sports fantasy camp require that applicants should be physically fit enough to endure the demanding activities in which they will be engaging.

(A) that applicants should be physically fit enough to endure the demanding

(B) that applicants be physically fit enough to endure the demanding

(C) applicants should have enough physical fitness to allow enduring the demands of

(D) applicants are physically fit enough as to endure the demands of

(E) physical fitness in applicants, enough for endurance of demanding
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