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    Smile 'demand' or 'demand for'?

    Please tell me which verb is better to use:

    The company will demand for foodstuffs prices to be changed every nine months.

    The company will demand foodstuffs prices to be changed every nine months.

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    Re: 'demand' or 'demand for'?

    The problem is with the word "foodstuffs". Change that to "foodstuff".

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    Re: 'demand' or 'demand for'?

    Don't use "for" and omit the "to."

    They will demand that prices be changed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 'demand' or 'demand for'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helissax View Post
    Please tell me which verb is better to use:

    The company will demand for foodstuffs prices to be changed every nine months.

    The company will demand foodstuffs prices to be changed every nine months.
    If you want to retain plural form of 'foodstuff', try this way with verb 'revise':
    The company will demand the prices of foodstuffs to be changed/revised every nine months. Or
    The company will demand a revision of the prices of foodstuffs in every nine months.

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