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    Suggests that he should? Or suggests that...

    I'm writing a paper and have a quick grammar question.

    The sentence as it is now says, "...Bob suggests that Kim should write a paper..."

    Though, I'm starting to think it should read, "...Bob suggests that Kim write a paper..."

    Which one of these (if either) is correct?

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    Re: Suggests that he should? Or suggests that...

    Both are correct, that's for sure. Maybe there is a slight difference in meaning?
    I am not a teacher and I am not a native speaker.

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    Re: Suggests that he should? Or suggests that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ball_Til_Ya_Fall View Post
    I'm writing a paper and have a quick grammar question.

    The sentence as it is now says, "...Bob suggests that Kim should write a paper..."

    Though, I'm starting to think it should read, "...Bob suggests that Kim write a paper..."

    Which one of these (if either) is correct?

    Hi,
    Both are correct forms. "should" is used mostly in British English.

    Ex: "They demanded that we (should) sign the contract."


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    Re: Suggests that he should? Or suggests that...

    Thanks to both of you. I've decided to use the 2nd choice I mentioned.

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