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    prescribe that?

    Is it correct to say "prescribe that," or can one only say "prescribe something"? For example, is the use of "prescribe" correct in the following sentence:

    Such is the case of FIFA, which prescribes that recourse against its decisions and those of its affiliates may be had only to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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    Re: prescribe that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Is it correct to say "prescribe that," or can one only say "prescribe something"? For example, is the use of "prescribe" correct in the following sentence:

    Such is the case of FIFA, which prescribes that recourse against its decisions and those of its affiliates may be had only to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Thanks.
    Yes, this sentence is correct. The verb "prescribes" is followed by a noun clause which functions as the object of "prescribe" and is introduced by "that".

    What does FIFA prescribe? "that recourse against its decisions and those of its affiliates may be had only to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland."

    In this case "something" is the noun clause introduced by "that".

    FIFA prescribes that this is the course of action to be taken.

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