Sentence Correction: Subjunctive Questions

Most design schools require that candidates present a portfolio as part of the application process although the level of significance of such a portfolio varies according to the protocol used by each admissions committee.

Great!

This answer choice uses the Subjunctive form correctly by using the base form of a verb (present) to follow the phrase require that.

Incorrect.

This answer choice creates a Subjunctive error. Require 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 require that should be in base form. However, presenting is not in base form.

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Not exactly.

This answer choice creates a Subjunctive error. Require 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 require that should be in base form. However, will present is not in base form.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice creates a Subjunctive error. Require 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 require that should be in base form. However, have presented is not in base form.

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That's not it.

Although this answer choice is grammatically correct, the omission of the phrase the protocol used by results in some meaning loss as in the original sentence it gives us information about how the admissions committee functions.

Do not automatically choose the shortest answer choice. Make sure that shorter answers express the same meaning that's been stated in the original sentence. If they don't, they're probably incorrect.

present a portfolio as part of the application process although the level of significance of such a portfolio varies according to the protocol used by

presenting a portfolio as part of the application process although the level of significance of such a portfolio varies according to the protocol used by

will present a portfolio as part of the application process although the level of significance of such a portfolio varies according to the protocol used by

present a portfolio as part of the application process although the level of significance of such a portfolio varies according to

have presented a portfolio as part of the application process although the level of significance of such a portfolio varies according to the protocol used by

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