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Results of the recent study make it mandatory that the Surgeon General rejects implementation of the experimental procedure.

(A) rejects
(B) should reject
(C) reject
(D) must reject
(E) will reject

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New post 21 Jan 2020, 14:34
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This is subjunctive "Results ... make it mandatory that the Surgeon General reject that...". Hence, you want to use the plural form.
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The subjunctive verb
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mandatory
requires the base form of the verb(without the s).

Hence, option C
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chandansharma89 wrote:
The subjunctive verb
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mandatory
requires the base form of the verb(without the s).

Hence, option C


The subjunctive is not relevant to the plurality of the verb.

The Surgeon General is the subject you need agreement with.
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New post 27 Jan 2020, 02:57
Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

SajjadAhmad wrote:
Results of the recent study make it mandatory that the Surgeon General rejects implementation of the experimental procedure.

(A) rejects
(B) should reject
(C) reject
(D) must reject
(E) will reject



Choice A: This answer choice features a subject-verb disagreement between "the Surgeon General" and "rejects"; the use of the phrase "make it mandatory" means that the subjunctive mood applies to the verb "rejects", as this phrase conveys a sense of authoritative command, meaning that this verb must be in the plural form. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice features a redundancy in its use of the word "should"; this word conveys a sense of obligation, as does the word "mandatory" found in the non-underlined portion of the sentence. Thus, this answer choice is not a very good one.

Choice C: This answer choice maintains subject-verb agreement, preserves the intended meaning of the sentence, and is quite concise. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Choice D: This answer choice showcases a similar redundancy error to the one found in Option B, due to the use of the word "must". Thus, this answer choice is not a very good one.

Choice E: This answer choice changes the meaning of the sentence by shifting it into the future tense through the use of the verb "will reject". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Hence, C is the best answer choice.

To understand the concept of "Subjunctive Mood on GMAT", you may want to watch the following video (~20 minutes):



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