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The police officer adamantly refused to legally declare that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons require that they be gone for at least 24 hours.

A. declare that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons require that they be gone

B. declare the ladies missing persons since to do so requires that they be gone

C. declare that the ladies were missing since granting them the status of missing persons require that they be gone

D declare that the ladies were missing since it is required that they be gone, in order to be granted the status of missing persons,

E. declaring that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons requires that they be gone
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Here the option C is grammatically Incorrect. Because require is plural verb and doesn't agree with Singular subject granting
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Can we pls know why A is incorrect ...unable to understand the usage of "that".

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Is it E? "Requires" should be correct use. So, left with B and E. "declare the ladies missing" is wrong in B.

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The police officer adamantly refused to legally declare that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons require that they be gone for at least 24 hours.

A. declare that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons require that they be gone

B. declare the ladies missing persons since to do so requires that they be gone

C. declare that the ladies were missing since granting them the status of missing persons require that they be gone

D declare that the ladies were missing since it is required that they be gone, in order to be granted the status of missing persons,

E. declaring that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons requires that they be gone



hi..

aaarti94 and naval2272

the basic reasoning to choose the correct answer boils down to the usage of declare as idiom here..
Declare someone something or declare XY is a proper IDIOM and it is used correctly here - declare the ladies (NOUN) missing persons (NOUN)

Now WHY declare that is wrong here..
correct usage could be..
I declare that I will not rest until I score a perfect 800 in GMAT.

But here.. he does not have to declare that the ladies are missing, they are missing and that is why police has been approached.
The police has to declare them MISSING PERSONs

so B is correct

other errors in A
A. declare that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons require that they be gone
i) the status of... is singular and requires singular 'requires'.
ii) declare that is wrong
iii) wordy

E. declaring that the ladies were missing since to grant them the status of missing persons requires that they be gone
declare is correct as it is used as a verb here
declare that is wrong
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I think question is flawed. Split infinitive "to legally declar" is never correct on GMAT

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why is D wrong?because the wrong meaning?

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:( why is D wrong?because the wrong meaning?

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D is wrong,maybe because it use a “passive form”:it is required、、、、、it reduce information

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D is wrong,maybe because it use a “passive form”:it is required、、、、、it reduce information

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