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Subjunctive form after the present perfect

 
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nawee



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:42 am    Post subject: Subjunctive form after the present perfect Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm not a fan of the subjunctive, but English grammar tests seem to love them. Are subjunctive constructions still used in everyday speech by native speakers?

In the following sentence, which subjunctive form should I use?

They have requested that we (sign) and (return) the document by Monday.

I would say: They have requested that we sign and return the document by Monday. Am I correct?

Thanks.

Nawee
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Subjunctive form after the present perfect Reply with quote

nawee wrote:
Hello,

I'm not a fan of the subjunctive, but English grammar tests seem to love them. Are subjunctive constructions still used in everyday speech by native speakers?

In the following sentence, which subjunctive form should I use?

They have requested that we (sign) and (return) the document by Monday.

I would say: They have requested that we sign and return the document by Monday. Am I correct?

Thanks.

Nawee


You can't tell it's subjunctive in your sentence. It would be better to use "he."

They have requested that he sign and return the document by Monday.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But yes, correct, even if not illustrative.
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