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The board recommended that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.


A) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

B) that additional funding for the town pool’s completion, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

C) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, perhaps open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

D) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not tax revenue.

E) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, is obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

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The board recommended that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

A) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
Wrong. "recommend" + "should" ==> redundant.

B) that additional funding for the town pool’s completion, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
Wrong. Modifier error.

C) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, perhaps open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
Wrong. Grammar error. --> should be "opened", not "open"

D) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not tax revenue.
Correct. Subjunctive mood. Note: the second preposition "through" [through tax revenue] can be omitted.

E) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, is obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
Wrong. Subjunctive --> must use bare verb "be", not "is".

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B) that additional funding for the town pool’s completion, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
Wrong. Modifier error.

D) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not tax revenue.
Correct. Subjunctive mood. Note: the second preposition "through" [through tax revenue] can be omitted.

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Thanks pqhai,

I actually eliminated Option D) on the basis of missing through in "obtained through private donations not tax revenue" and selected B) . I didn't notice Option B has other modifier errors.

I guess Mock stress. Got to take care of the stress.
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Can you please explain why it should be opened not open in option C ?
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Can anyone explain the elimination for C ?
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Can you please explain why it should be opened not open in option C ?

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Can anyone explain the elimination for C ?


I am not sure about the open or opened. pqhai can explain more.

I eliminated the Option C) on the basis of
C) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, perhaps open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
It is not clear what is modified by the sentence fragment ",perhaps open as early as next year,"
In the correct answer the relative pronoun (which) explains clearly that town pool could be open as early as next year.
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could someone elaborate on why C is wrong?

Also, does "through private donations not THROUGH tax revenue" -> does the extra 'through' in C relative to D matter?
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The board recommended that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

A) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
B) that additional funding for the town pool’s completion, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
C) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, perhaps open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
D) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not tax revenue.
E) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, is obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

subjunctive mood always requires Be verb A and E instant elimination
B and C distorts the meaning of the sentence

D is best answer
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The board recommended that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

A) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
B) that additional funding for the town pool’s completion, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
C) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, perhaps open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
D) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not tax revenue.
E) that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, is obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

subjunctive mood always requires Be verb A and E instant elimination
B and C distorts the meaning of the sentence

D is best answer


Is it true subjunctive requires be to follow? I thought bossy verbs required 'be', but that subjunctive could follow with is/are depending on the context
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I really like the phrase "bossy verbs", mdacosta. :)

BB wrote a good summary of subjunctive in this thread: https://gmatclub.com/forum/subjunctive- ... 79606.html. If that doesn't answer your question, let me know, and I'll say more about it.
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Hiii Experts please provide the POE for C?
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Veritas Prep Official Explanation:

Special subjunctive verbs such as recommend, suggest, demand, mandate, require, etc. require particular (and often unfamiliar) structures.

In this sentence, the verb “recommended” is followed by “that” in each choice and thus a particular structure is required.

For answer choice (A), even if you are not familiar with that structure, the sentence is clearly redundant: “The board recommended that funding should be…” is wrong.
If you are recommending something, then you are necessarily saying that it should take place.

The correct structure after “recommended that” is the base (or unconjugated) form of the verb: “The board recommended that the funding…be obtained” Only answer choices B, C, D contains that structure.
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A. that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, should be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.
E. that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, is obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

(A) improperly uses “should” and (E) uses “is”, which is incorrect and sounds wrong to most students.
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B. that additional funding for the town pool’s completion, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

In (B), the “which” clause is incorrectly modifying the pool’s completion – it is not the completion that will be open but rather the pool itself.
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C. that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, perhaps open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not through tax revenue.

In (C), the modifier is ambiguous and it is not clear at all what the phrase is referring to: the funding, the completion, or the pool.
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D. that additional funding for the completion of the town pool, which could be open as early as next year, be obtained through private donations not tax revenue.

In (D), the “which” clause is properly positioned directly after the noon pool, showing what exactly will be open as early as next year. Answer choice D is thus correct.
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