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Sentence Correction: Preposition and Idiom Questions - Overview

Experienced chefs suggest that fresh ingredients should be used in the preparation of any type of dish.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. Suggest 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 suggest that should be in base form. However, should be 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 and repeats the original Subjunctive error. Suggest 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 suggest that should be in base form. However, are 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.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Subjunctive error by replacing the conjugated verb should be with the base form be after the verb suggest that, it uses the wrong Preposition. The correct idiom is the preparation of something.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Subjunctive error by replacing the conjugated verb should be with the base form be after the verb suggest that, it creates redundancy with the wordy phrase in the process of the preparation of.

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This answer choice corrects the original Subjunctive error by replacing the conjugated verb should be with the base form be after the verb suggest that.

should be used in the preparation of
be used in the preparation of
be used in the process of the preparation of
be used in the preparation with
are used in the preparation of