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    Th decision is conclusive, all students shall not subsequently cancel the membership for any reason whatsoever.

    Is the above sentence collect, should 'cancel" with 'ing'?

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    Default Re: cencel the membership

    Quote Originally Posted by yeamaozi View Post
    Th decision is conclusive, all students shall not subsequently cancel the membership for any reason whatsoever.

    Is the above sentence correct, should 'cancel" with 'ing'?
    No, it doesn't need "ing".
    The decision is conclusive. From now on, no student shall cancel their membership for any reason (whatsoever).
    "Whatsoever" doesn't add anything here semantically.

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    Default Re: cencel the membership

    Th decision is conclusive, all students shall not subsequently cancel the membership for any reason whatsoever.

    No student may subsequently cancel membership for any reason whatsoever. This decision is final.

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    Default Re: cencel the membership

    Quote Originally Posted by yeamaozi View Post
    Th decision is conclusive, all students shall not subsequently cancel the membership for any reason whatsoever.

    Is the above sentence collect, should 'cancel" with 'ing'?
    I think subsequently is a bad choice. Subsequent to what?

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    Default Re: cencel the membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think subsequently is a bad choice. Subsequent to what?
    Yes, it's a bad choice. The person writing it thought 'No student should <whatever>... now that this decision has been made', so he (dunno why I assume it was a man ) would argue that it meant subsequent to the decision. He might instead have used a word with a similar flavour to the unnecessary 'whatsoever' - 'No student should hereafter...' (though I'm not an apologist for that sort of language; it would just be more consistent and more meaningful than "subsequently").

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