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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Thanks TDOL, but I think the indicative (as opposed to the subjunctive) could mean the same thing.

    A-It is good that he goes there and not me.
    But here again I get the impression that he actually does go there.

    B-It is better that he should go there and not me.
    I don't know if one can tell if this implies a condition:
    It would be better IF he went that and not me.
    or the indicative
    It is better (now) THAT he goes there and not me.

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    The indicative would work with that meaning, too. I agree.

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