i'm a croatian student of English, and recently I had my English language exam, and I was required to use lest in a complex sentence to show that I know how to use it.
anyways, I wrote a bare infinitive subordinate clause, and my teacher corrected me and said that I should have used "should" instead of "bare infinitive".
I'm not sure, but I think she was wrong. could someone help me solve this problem?
thank you very much
Re: problematic "lest"
It is very hard to comment without seeing the sentence you wrote, but 'lest' does not need a 'should'. In fact it is normally used without a 'should'.
Probably the most common sight of 'lest' is on WW1 war memorials, where it says "Lest we forget" - without a 'should'.