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    Default He asked me that I should hand in my assignment by 5 pm.

    1. He asked that I should hand in my assignment by 5 pm.

    2. The general commanded that the troops should withdraw.


    We teach Korean student that such verbs like 'suggest, propose, recommend, advise, demand, ask

    require, request, order command' are followed by that-clause usually includes 'should infinitive'.

    However this morning I came across the following on the BBC web site;


    "advise/ask/command/instruct/request/require/warn

    Note that these reporting verbs do not require should or a that-clause and are normally used instead with a simple infinitive. The issue of whether to use the subjunctive or not with these verbs does not then arise.

    Consider the following:

    • Her mother advised them to be home by ten o clock.
    • They required me to clean the house every Saturday.
    • You asked me to let you know how much it would cost.
    • I warned him not to swim where there were dangerous currents.



    Then, sentence 1 and 2 are wrong and should be avoided?

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    Default Re: He asked me that I should hand in my assignment by 5 pm.

    Then sentences 1 and 2 are wrong and should be avoided?
    Yes.

    1. He asked me to hand in my assignment by 5 pm.

    2. The general commanded the troops to withdraw.

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    Default Re: He asked me that I should hand in my assignment by 5 pm.

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    I can't hear myself ever saying 1 or 2.
    "He asked that I hand in my assignment by 5 PM."
    "The general commanded that the troops withdraw."

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