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The English subjunctive
Often used after these verbs: to advise, to ask, to command, to demand, to insist, to move, to order, to prefer, to propose, to recommend, to request, to require, to stipulate, to suggest et to urge.
The judge demands that the defendant enter.
Dad prefers that my sister learn her lessons before eating.
II) The rule:
Subject + Verb + That + Subject + infinitive without to
Mum prefers that my sister finish her homework before lunch.
III) THAT can often be omitted:
You should use the infinitive form:
The judge demands the defendant to enter.
Dad asked me to learn my lessons before playing.
IV) The subjunctive after adjectives:
important, mandatory, necessary, obligatory, proposed, recommended, required, suggested, urgent, imperative...
it + be (conjugated) + adjective + that + subject + infinitive without to
It is important that you respect elder people.
It is recommended that people wear their safety belts while driving.
V) The subjunctive can be replaced with SHOULD :
It is necessary that you should respect your parents.
It is recommended that people should wear their safety belts while driving.
Complete the sentences.
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