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    I highly recommend that she is given/be given

    Hello

    I saw the sentence below in a recommendation letter. Shouldn't it be "she be given" instead of "she is given" ?

    I highly recommend that she is given the opportunity to attend your university

    Thanks.

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    Re: I highly recommend that she is given/be given

    Many native speakers of BrE would use the non-subjunctive form in a sentence like that.

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    Re: I highly recommend that she is given/be given

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan. View Post
    Hello

    I saw the sentence below in a recommendation letter. Shouldn't it be "she be given" instead of "she is given" ?

    I highly recommend that she is given the opportunity to attend your university

    Thanks.
    The "she be given" form is correct in AmE.

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    Re: I highly recommend that she is given/be given

    And in AusE.

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    Re: I highly recommend that she is given/be given

    It's correct in BrE. It's just that not many of us say it.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Jan-2014 at 09:07.

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