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Sentence Correction: Parts of Speech - Articles

Health experts suggest that consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the article less can describe only non-count nouns whereas the noun products is a count noun.

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

much, (a) little, less, the amount of

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and repeats the original Parts of Speech error: the article less can describe only non-count nouns whereas the noun products is a count noun.

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

much, (a) little, less, the amount of

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using fewer to describe a plural count noun, it 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, have bought 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 Parts of Speech error by using fewer to describe a count noun, it 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, are buying 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.

Nice work!

This answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using the article fewer to describe a plural count noun (products).

consumers buy less chemical-based beauty products
consumers have bought fewer chemical-based beauty products
less chemical-based beauty products be bought by consumer
consumers are buying fewer chemical-based beauty products
consumers buy fewer chemical-based beauty products