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The new University of Michigan study recommends that the state adopt several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown promise in other parts of the country.

(A) that the state adopt several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown

(B) the state adopting several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown

(C) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which had already been showing

(D) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown

(E) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown

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A it is. Right?

Recommend that... Verb (base form)
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The new University of Michigan study recommends that the state adopt several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown promise in other parts of the country.

(A) that the state adopt several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown

(B) the state adopting several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown

(C) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which had already been showing

(D) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown

(E) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown


the state - singular subject so singular verb is required. adopts is right.

(A) that the state adopt several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown--S-V error

(B) the state adopting several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown-- no verb for subject [color=#ed1c24]state[/color]

(C) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which had already been showing-->incorrect tense

(D) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown- no error

(E) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown-->meaning error because of which
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Bossy Verb:- Recommend
S+ Bossy Verb + That clause + Subject + Plural verb.
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A is the ans.
"Recommend + that + Subjunctive verb(plural verb form)"
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please discuss why D is not correct answer ?
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please discuss why D is not correct answer ?


Hi GMAT215,

Subjunctive verbs: insist, require, recommend, suggest, etc - these verbs demands or suggest.

Subjunctive verb + that --> the verb that follows this combination has to be used in its base form.

Example:
I recommend that she take the exam.

Verb - to take (infinitive form)
base form - take

following are wrong:

I recommend that she takes the exam.
I recommend that she should take the exam.


this is why D is wrong.
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Correct answer is A.
Here presence of ' Recommends that' indicate subjunctive mood i.e. one person wants the other person to do something.
It always follows the structure: Subject+Verb+That+Subject+verb in base form(plural).
Following the above structure 'Adopt' is the correct plural verb.
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The new University of Michigan study recommends that the state adopt several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown promise in other parts of the country.

(A) that the state adopt several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown

(B) the state adopting several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown

(C) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which had already been showing

(D) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, most of which have already shown

(E) that the state adopts several common-sense reforms, which had mostly already shown


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The most prominent decision point in this problem is the choice between “adopts,” “adopt” and “adopting”. While this type of verb choice is usually easy to assess, it is more difficult in this example. When certain verbs are used to express demands or suggestions such as insist, require, recommend, suggest, etc. the verb that follows requires a special conjugation in what is called the subjunctive mood (versus the normal indicative mood). Since these verbs are quite common in language, they are tested regularly on the GMAT and you must be on the lookout for this scenario. The rule is quite simple to learn: if you have a subjunctive verb followed by “that” then leave the verb that follows in the base form (the infinitive form without the “to”). So in this example you have the subjunctive verb “recommend” followed by “that” so the correct form of the verb is the base form “adopt” NOT the normal “adopts” that you would use in the indicative mood. As a result, you can eliminate (C), (D), and (E) immediately as “adopts” is wrong.

While there are other structures that can properly follow a subjunctive verb other than “that + base form of verb”, the structure in (B) is clearly incorrect: you cannot say, “the study recommends the state adopting…” so this too can be eliminated. Only (A) uses the correct “recommend that the state adopt…” and is thus the correct answer.
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New post 28 Jun 2018, 03:51
C,D,E - The word "recommends" triggers subjunctive mood so the verb should be plural
but here "adopts" is used
B - Incorrect subjunctive structure.
A - follows correct structure

Hence A, is the answer.
Check out this blog for the subjunctive structure.
https://www.prepscholar.com/gmat/blog/s ... mood-gmat/
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