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    Subjunctives

    As far as I know in the subjunctive grammar rules, there is no difference between bare infinitive and should + bare infinitive ( + in that clause )
    Please look at this test. I don't know the reason that why number 3 is incorrect !



    Keynes argued that to avoid an economic depression the government ..... spending and lower interest rates.
    1- is2- higher3- increase4- should increase

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    Re: Subjunctives

    There is little difference between the two forms in a suggestion: I suggested that he (should) come.

    However, in reported speech, 'should' is obligatory if there is a suggestion of obligation, and wrong if there is not.In your sentence, "Keynes argued that ..." introduces reported speech.

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    Re: Subjunctives

    You mean SHOULD takes precedence in subjunctive structures?

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    Re: Subjunctives

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    You mean SHOULD takes precedence in subjunctive structures?
    No.

    I suggest that he come. (Subjunctive)
    I suggest that he comes. (Indicative)
    I suggest that he should come. (Modal)

    These are all fine in BrE

    I argued that he should come.
    I said that the should come.

    These are also fine.

    I argued that he come.

    This is not.

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