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    subjunctive

    1- I suggested that she go home

    2-I suggested that she should go home.
    Which one of the above two is correct. I personally think that the first should be correct because 'suggest' is a subjunctive verb. But I have seen the second sentence in Michael Swan's Practical English Usage. Now please help.

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    Re: subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    1- I suggested that she go home

    2-I suggested that she should go home.
    Which one of the above two is correct. I personally think that the first should be correct because 'suggest' is a subjunctive verb. But I have seen the second sentence in Michael Swan's Practical English Usage. Now please help.
    You can say either.
    I believe there is a difference between suggesting that someone do something and suggesting that they should do it. I would normally use the first form. Others would say the second, and many would not see a difference.

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