Poll: They insisted that he ____ banned.

They insisted that he ____ banned.

be [American speaker]
was [American speaker]
be [British speaker]
was [British speaker]
be [Other Native speaker]
was [Other Native speaker]
be [Non-Native speaker]
was [Non-Native speaker]

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  • Comments: 4
  • Added: March 2005

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Comments:

rhapsomatrics

...he be banned is the same as he should be banned...it is forceful and compelling giving no room for choice making

MrTrilby

"Be". It's the subjunctive!

Secsee Devil

It's the "they" in the sentence..

You can't have "they was".. Simple.. It's "they be"

Xenos

It depends on the context. If they are arguing after the even happened whether or not he was banned, you could use "was" (although this is very unlikely).

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