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    Default I asked that they should always be on time.

    1. I asked them to be always on time.

    2. I asked that they should always be on time.


    Are the both grammatical ?

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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. I asked them to be always on time.

    2. I asked that they should always be on time.


    Are the both grammatical ?
    I asked them to always be on time.
    I asked that they always be on time.

    "Should" doesn't fit with this particular example at all.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Thank you,
    I asked them to always be on time.
    I asked that they always be on time.
    Is there any rule to put adverb "always" in two sentences above?

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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I asked them to always be on time.
    I asked that they always be on time.

    "Should" doesn't fit with this particular example at all.
    Could you tell us why you think SHOULD doesn't fit?

    In the OALD 8th, it says when ASK means to tell somebody that you would like them to do something or that you would like something to happen, a BrE example sentence is She asked that she should be kept informed.

    What's the difference?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    Could you tell us why you think SHOULD doesn't fit?

    In the OALD 8th, it says when ASK means to tell somebody that you would like them to do something or that you would like something to happen, a BrE example sentence is She asked that she should be kept informed.

    What's the difference?

    Thank you.
    I don't find their example sentence natural.

    She said that she should be kept informed.
    She asked that she be kept informed.
    She asked to be kept informed.
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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thank you,

    Is there any rule to put adverb "always" in two sentences above?
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    You can,
    anhnha, find what you are looking for right here. Besides, Tdol did mention something very interesting about always that deserves to be taken into consideration, post #2.

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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Thank you, Odessa Dawn:
    What I mean here is why #2 is correct but #1 is not correct?
    1. I asked them to be always on time.
    2.
    I asked them to always be on time.
    There is a rule that
    adverbs of frequency come before the main verb but after present and past forms of be (am, are, is, was, were). However, in #2 "always" don't follow this rule that is confusing me.

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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thank you, Odessa Dawn:
    What I mean here is why #2 is correct but #1 is not correct?
    1. I asked them to be always on time.
    2.
    I asked them to always be on time.
    There is a rule that
    adverbs of frequency come before the main verb but after present and past forms of be (am, are, is, was, were). However, in #2 "always" don't follow this rule that is confusing me.
    *** NOT A TEACHER ***

    I think that in the second sentence, we need the full infinitive form. However, it is parallel construction with to be in which case the word to can be dropped.


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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    What I mean here is why #2 is correct but #1 is not correct?
    1. I asked them to be always on time.
    2.
    I asked them to always be on time.
    #1 is not incorrect.

    I think that the most natural order is: I asked them always to be on time.

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    Default Re: I asked that they should always be on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    1. I asked them to be always on time.
    2.
    I asked them to always be on time.
    There is a rule that
    adverbs of frequency come before the main verb but after present and past forms of be (am, are, is, was, were). However, in #2 "always" don't follow this rule that is confusing me.
    I think that in the second sentence, we need the full infinitive form. However, it is parallel construction with to be in which case the word to can be dropped.
    I don't understand your final sentence.
    I asked them always be on time is not possible.

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