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    demanded that he pack/packed

    “How can we be by our tents all day waiting for them?” asked one of the men who was there to fish. “I told them to let us know what time they would come round to conduct their checks and we would be here to meet them,” he said. However, Nparks officers rejected this and insisted they did as they were told. “How can we go out and fish then?” the man asked. “We can’t even go to the toilet like that,” he added.

    On one occasion, three Nparks officers demanded repeatedly that he pack/packed up and leave immediately. “We told you to leave right now!” the officers kept shouting at him.

    Other ridiculous “rules” issued by Nparks officers were that it is illegal for the campers to leave anything outside of their tents and also that children were not allowed to be inside the tents, even if they were taking shelter from the rain.

    Should it be 'pack' or 'packed' are is either acceptable?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: demanded that he pack/packed

    The demanded that they pack = They issued an order to pack.
    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: demanded that he pack/packed

    Hi Barb_D

    Why is it that no member has amended my short passage on my dog, Bravo?

    I would be grateful if could you look into the matter.

    Does it mean that when no members correct my passage, it means it is free of errors? Please let me know whether my assumption is correct.

    Many thanks in advance for your help.

    With warmest wishes

    Elaine
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