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Sentence Correction: Redundancy - "as well as"

The Ministry of Health recommends that children between the ages of 4 and 6 years receives the final doses of the DTaP, IPV, MMR, and varicella vaccines.

While this answer choice corrects the original mistake and is grammatically correct, it changes the meaning of the original sentence. It is recommended that the children receive final doses of vaccines for the diseases and not the diseases themselves.

While this answer choice corrects the original mistake and is grammatically correct, it is stylistically flawed. Replacing the single word and with the three-word phrase as well as creates redundancy.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

as well as

Whenever you come across this Stop Sign, prefer answer choices that use the more concise and to those that use as well as.

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Recommend is one of the nine verbs to which the Subjunctive rule applies (if it is followed by that). This means that the next verb after recommends that should be in base form. This answer choice indeed correctly uses the base form receive.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake. Recommend is one of the nine verbs to which the Subjunctive rule applies (if it is followed by that). This means that the next verb after recommends that should be in base form. However, will receive is not in base form.

What helps us identify this question as a Subjunctive question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

propose/recommend/require/request/insist/suggest/mandate/ask/demand that

Whenever you come across this Stop Sign, make sure that the following verb is in its base form.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. Recommend is one of the nine verbs to which the Subjunctive rule applies (if it is followed by that). This means that the next verb after recommends that should be in base form. However, receives is not in base form.

What helps us identify this question as a Subjunctive question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

propose/recommend/require/request/insist/suggest/mandate/ask/demand that

Whenever you come across this Stop Sign, make sure that the following verb is in its base form.

receives the final doses of the DTaP, IPV, MMR, and varicella vaccines
will receive the final doses of the DTaP, IPV, MMR, and varicella vaccines
receive final doses of the DTaP, IPV, MMR, and varicella vaccines
receive the DTaP, IPV, MMR, as well as the varicella vaccines, in their final doses
receive vaccines and final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR, and varicella