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# Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview

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Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together.
(a) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together
(b) A requirement, according to standard police procedure, is that an officer interview witness separately rather than interviewing them together
(c) Standard police procedure requires an officer to interview witnesses separately rather than to interview them together
(d) It is required in standard police procedure that an officer interviews witnesses separately, not together
(e) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interviews witnesses separately rather than together
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13 Dec 2009, 12:46
thephoenix wrote:
lagomez wrote:
xcusemeplz2009 wrote:
Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together.
(a) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together
(b) A requirement, according to standard police procedure, is that an officer interview witness separately rather than interviewing them together
(c) Standard police procedure requires an officer to interview witnesses separately rather than to interview them together
(d) It is required in standard police procedure that an officer interviews witnesses separately, not together
(e) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interviews witnesses separately rather than together

whats wrong with E

requires that an officer interview

not requires that an officer interviews
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Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together.
(a) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together-->IMO correct

(b) A requirement, according to standard police procedure, is that an officer interview witness separately rather than interviewing them together-->not //

(c) Standard police procedure requires an officer to interview witnesses separately rather than to interview them together--> i can think of the grammar wrong here, i can see only that A is more concise

(d) It is required in standard police procedure that an officer interviews witnesses separately, not together
(e) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interviews witnesses separately rather than together
"Require" is subjunctive V. Therefore, the verb after "require to" or "require that" has to be bare form verb (no -s, no -ed)--> eliminate E,D
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03 Aug 2010, 14:45
thephoenix wrote:
lagomez wrote:
xcusemeplz2009 wrote:
Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together.
(a) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together
(b) A requirement, according to standard police procedure, is that an officer interview witness separately rather than interviewing them together
(c) Standard police procedure requires an officer to interview witnesses separately rather than to interview them together
(d) It is required in standard police procedure that an officer interviews witnesses separately, not together
(e) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interviews witnesses separately rather than together

whats wrong with E

requires - is a bossy verb and signals use of subjunctive verb form hence - ....requires that an officer interview....A is correct
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10 Aug 2010, 08:37
"requires" is the main verb and requires subjunctive form. Hence "requires that".

"interview" is the second verb is always in the infinitve form (without "to" and without "s")...just plain verb.

A is correct. C is also correct but I think it is wordy.
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"requires" is the main verb and requires subjunctive form. Hence "requires that".

"interview" is the second verb is always in the infinitve form (without "to" and without "s")...just plain verb.

A is correct. C is also correct but I think it is wordy.

Ok if c was

Standard police procedure requires an officer to interview witnesses separately rather than together ( if its possible in GMAT) which one should be prefer. The subjunctive form or c with IDIOM " requires X to do y " .
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On what grammar rule can we say no C other than being less wordy?

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Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together.
(a) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interview witnesses separately rather than together
(b) A requirement, according to standard police procedure, is that an officer interview witness separately rather than interviewing them together
(c) Standard police procedure requires an officer to interview witnesses separately rather than to interview them together
(d) It is required in standard police procedure that an officer interviews witnesses separately, not together
(e) Standard police procedure requires that an officer interviews witnesses separately rather than together

Require can be used in two ways-

Require that X + subjunctive verb

Require X + infinitive form of verb

A is correct;.
C is correct as far as the idiomatic usage of require is concerned but goes wrong in the latter half with false parallelsim-separately rather than to interview them together
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Dear Folks,

If A is correct- then , an officer is singular and should be followed by interviews (singular- She interviews, they interview),

Hence it should be

SPP requires than an officer interviews witness separately rather than together (option A has interview)

Isn't it?
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Dear Folks,

If A is correct- then , an officer is singular and should be followed by interviews (singular- She interviews, they interview),

Hence it should be

SPP requires than an officer interviews witness separately rather than together (option A has interview)

Isn't it?

No that would be incorrect.

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The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button – closing this request.

My understanding is that "rather than " is used for comparing clauses or verb,however here noun "together " is used.Please clarify
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The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button – closing this request.

My understanding is that "rather than " is used for comparing clauses or verb,however here noun "together " is used.Please clarify

"Together" is an adverb, not a noun.

Nonetheless "rather than" can be used to join even nouns. "Rather than" is more general than "instead of" and can be used to join phrases, clauses, nouns, verbs or adverbs, whereas "instead of" can only join nouns or noun phrases.
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The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button – closing this request.

My understanding is that "rather than " is used for comparing clauses or verb,however here noun "together " is used.Please clarify

"Together" is an adverb, not a noun.

Nonetheless "rather than" can be used to join even nouns. "Rather than" is more general than "instead of" and can be used to join phrases, clauses, nouns, verbs or adverbs, whereas "instead of" can only join nouns or noun phrases.

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Hello sayantanc2k,

Could you please explain why option C is incorrect ?

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Hello sayantanc2k,

Could you please explain why option C is incorrect ?

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C is not wrong gramatically, but it could be more concise. Repeating "to interview them" makes this option wordy.
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