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Sentence Correction: Relative Clauses - One of the + plural noun + who/which/that

Sex is one of the topics that creates a great amount of confusion amongst adolescents; therefore, psychologists recommend that parents transcend any discomfort and institute an open and reassuring setting in which any matters can be discussed.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The relative clause that creates a great amount of confusion amongst adolescents describes the noun that appears immediately before it, namely, topics. Since topics is plural, the verb that follows it also needs to be plural. However, creates is singular.

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

one of the + plural noun + who/which/that

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, make sure that the following verb is plural.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Relative Clause error by using the plural verb create, it creates Redundancy by using the wordy phrase the discussion of any matters can take place. There is a more concise answer choice.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Relative Clause error by using the plural verb create, it 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 recommend that should be in base form. However, will transcend 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 Relative Clause error by using the plural verb create, it 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 recommend that should be in base form. However, transcended 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.

Superb work!

The relative clause that creates a great amount of confusion amongst adolescents describes the noun that appears immediately before it, namely, topics. This answer choice corrects the original Relative Clause error by using the plural verb create to match the plural subject topics.

creates a great amount of confusion amongst adolescents; therefore, psychologists recommend that parents transcend any discomfort and institute an open and reassuring setting in which any matters can be discussed
create a great amount of confusion amongst adolescents; therefore, psychologists recommend that parents transcend any discomfort and institute an open and reassuring setting in which the discussion of any matters can take place
create a great amount of confusion amongst adolescents; therefore, psychologists recommend that parents will transcend any discomforts and institute an open, reassuring setting in which any matters can be discussed
create much confusion amongst adolescents; therefore, psychologists recommend that parents transcend any discomfort and institute an open and reassuring setting in which any matters can be discussed
create a great amount of confusion amongst adolescents; therefore, psychologists recommend that parents transcended any discomfort and institute an open and reassuring setting in which any matters can be discussed