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    Can we omit "that" in the following sentences? When you use a subjunctive?
    I insisted that James go to school on time.
    It is essential that James write to his father as soon as possible.
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    Default Re: subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Can we omit "that" in the following sentences? When you use a subjunctive?
    I insisted that James go to school on time.
    It is essential that James write to his father as soon as possible.
    Thanks
    Yes Daisy, it is perfectly good English to omit 'that'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensible View Post
    Yes Daisy, it is perfectly good English to omit 'that'.
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