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    approves/approved

    Hi,

    could you please tell me which of these is correct:

    1) The parties unanimously propose that the Office approves the registration ...
    2) The parties unanimously propose that the Office approved the registration ...

    And second question: Is the expression "unanimously" correct here?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: approves/approved

    Although I am not 100% sure, I think this sentence would have to use the subjunctive, so the sentence should read as follows
    "The parties unanimously propose that the Office approve the registration..."
    I believe "unanimously" can be used, especially if there are more than two parties which are united in the proposition.

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    Re: approves/approved



    The Subjunctive is used after the following verbs:

    to advise
    to ask
    to command
    to demand
    to desire
    to insist
    to propose
    to recommend
    to request
    to suggest
    to urge

    The Subjunctive is used after the following expressions:

    It is best (that)
    It is crucial (that)
    It is desirable (that)
    It is essential (that)
    It is imperative (that)
    It is important (that)
    It is recommended (that)
    It is urgent (that)
    It is vital (that)
    It is a good idea (that)
    It is a bad idea (that)

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    All the best.

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