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    he would recommend he studies hard

    Hi all,

    I come across this sentences written by native speaker ?

    Is this correct ?

    He would recommend she studies hard

    Why does the author add ''s'' for verb ''study''

    What I know it is a subjunctive case

    Many thanks

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    Re: he would recommend he studies hard

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,

    I come across this sentences written by native speaker ?

    Is this correct ?

    He would recommend she studies hard

    Why does the author add ''s'' for verb ''study''

    What I know it is a subjunctive case

    Many thanks
    It should be "study". I can't imagine why the author wrote "studies".

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    Re: he would recommend he studies hard

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,

    I come across this sentences written by native speaker ?

    Is this correct ?

    He would recommend she studies hard

    Why does the author add ''s'' for verb ''study''

    What I know it is a subjunctive case

    Many thanks
    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) Was that "native speaker" a British or American person?

    (2) I have read that sometimes our British friends use the indicative

    (-s form) where Americans prefer the subjunctive form.

    (3) Professor Randolph Quirk gives this example:

    American (especially) and British English:

    The employees have demanded that the manager resign.

    British English:

    The employees ... manager should resign/resigns.

    (4) The professor writes that our British friends are starting to use

    the subjunctive more "probably as a result of Am[erican]E[nglish]

    influence."

    (5) If that "native speaker" was, in fact, an American, it could simply

    be that s/he does not know the "rule" for "good" English.

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    Re: he would recommend he studies hard

    many thanks to bhaisahab and TheParser

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