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The increased use of computers and technology across all fields of business and science requires that every college graduate be trained in particular skills that were unimportant even 20 years ago.

A. requires that every college graduate be
B. requires that every college graduate is
C. requires that every college graduate should be
D. require that every college graduate should be
E. require that every college graduate be

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The increased use of computers and technology across all fields of business and science requires that every college graduate be trained in particular skills that were unimportant even 20 years ago.

A. requires that every college graduate be
B. requires that every college graduate is
C. requires that every college graduate should be
D. require that every college graduate should be
E. require that every college graduate be


Correct answer must be (A) for correct subjunctive usage...

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The increased use of computers and technology across all fields of business and science requires that every college graduate be trained in particular skills that were unimportant even 20 years ago.

A. requires that every college graduate be
B. requires that every college graduate is
C. requires that every college graduate should be
D. require that every college graduate should be
E. require that every college graduate be



A- fine , SV agreement + be (subjunctive mood)
B-not adhering to subjunctive mood
C- Should is wrong
D- Sv issue
E - SV issue
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The increased use of computers and technology across all fields of business and science requires that every college graduate be trained in particular skills that were unimportant even 20 years ago.

A. requires that every college graduate be
B. requires that every college graduate is
C. requires that every college graduate should be
D. require that every college graduate should be
E. require that every college graduate be



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Its a subjunctive case ...Subject in the sentence is USE(which is singular) ...requires singular verb REQUIRES..

LEft with options A/B/C..
In subjunctive we always use base form of verb...Using should is crime in case the sentence is in subjunctive case...so left only with Option A...
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Hi mikemcgarry GMATNinja sayantanc2k

I am confused regarding the subjunctive mood here. I thought we always use a plural verb when we have to use a subjunctive mood. I was wondering why do we not use "require" here? Could any of you guys please explain?
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Hi mikemcgarry GMATNinja sayantanc2k

I am confused regarding the subjunctive mood here. I thought we always use a plural verb when we have to use a subjunctive mood. I was wondering why do we not use "require" here? Could any of you guys please explain?

"Require" (or "requires") is the main verb in the sentence, and it does not actually need to be in the subjunctive mood. So "the increased use... requires" is correct.

The subjunctive mood -- which, for whatever it's worth, is rarely an issue on official GMAT questions -- is only used to express a wish, or some other sort of hypothetical or conditional situation. Typically, you see the subjunctive after phrases such as "demanded that" or "required that" or "requested that", among others.

So in this sentence, the subjunctive would follow "requires that" -- so "requires that every college student be trained" is perfectly fine.

I hope this helps!
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