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    The coach advised his team that they shouldn't

    Hi,

    Don't play football before warming up. The coach advised his team.

    Is the following combination correct?

    The coach advised his team that they should not play football before warming up.


    What about?

    The coach advised his team that they not play football before warming up.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by HifaMo; 23-Apr-2013 at 12:06. Reason: typo

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    Re: The coach advised his team that they shouldn't

    Quote Originally Posted by HifaMo View Post
    Hi, Don't play football before warming up. The coach advised his team.

    1. The coach advised his team that they should play football before warming up.- incorrect

    2. The coach advised his team that they not play football before warming up.correct

    Thanks.
    1. Is not only incorrect but dangerous and can lead to serious injury.

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    PS Did you intend to omit "not" in 1?
    If you change "should" to "shouldn't" it would work for me, as an NES but not a teacher.
    Last edited by Route21; 23-Apr-2013 at 12:01.

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    Re: The coach advised his team that they shouldn't

    Thanks.

    It was a typo. I meant 'should not'.

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    Re: The coach advised his team that they shouldn't

    Quote Originally Posted by HifaMo View Post
    Hi,

    Don't play football before warming up. The coach advised his team. This is unnatural. Splitting it into two sentences doesn't work. If it was reported speech, it would be: "Don't play football before warming up", the coach advised his team.

    Is the following combination correct?
    The coach advised his team that they should not play football before warming up.

    What about:
    The coach advised his team that they not play football before warming up.

    Thanks.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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