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    Hello. Teachers.

    Is the sentence below correct?
    I would like to hear your opinions.

    Thank you in advance.

    Mr. Hampton asked that his intern should type the report on his desk by the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliana0403 View Post
    Hello. Teachers.

    Is the sentence below correct?
    I would like to hear your opinions.

    Thank you in advance.

    Mr. Hampton asked that his intern should type the report on his desk by the end of the day.
    I think that we've had a couple of discussions about the use of "should" with "that" recently. I can tell you that in BrE, it sounds much better without it. However, there's a more basic problem with your sentence. Why would the intern "type the report on his desk" (where "his" refers to Mr Hampton)? Surely he/she will type it at his/her own desk and then deliver it to him.

    Mr Hampton asked that his intern type the report and have/put it on his desk by the end of the day.
    Mr Hampton asked his intern to type the report and have/put it on his desk by the end of the day.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you ^^ I clearly understand what you explained. ~

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