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    Default Re: bidding her prepare ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The whole question of synonymy is taken far too seriously.
    No one is saying that '...requesting her prepare for...' is right.
    Sorry if I sounded angry/rude, I was just trying to show where my confusion came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroob View Post
    Sorry if I sounded angry/rude, I was just trying to show where my confusion came from.
    No you didn't. Sorry if I did!

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    Default Re: bidding her prepare ...

    Quote Originally Posted by shroob View Post
    Those examples sound correct, however to my ear '... bidding her prepare for a comfortable....'.

    '...bidding her TO prepare for a comfortable...' sounds better to me.

    Have I simply misunderstood the use of the word?
    No, you just went to school after they stopped teaching the subjunctive.

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    Default Re: bidding her prepare ...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    No, you just went to school after they stopped teaching the subjunctive.

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    Ah, that could well be the case. I probably am younger than the majority of people answering on this forum, but that just means I have more to learn .

    Thank you, you have put my mind at rest.

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