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    #1

    demand someboy to do sth

    Can you use "demand" like "ask" in a sentence like "He demanded her to leave the house" or does it have to be "He demanded that she left the house" / "He demanded of her to leave the house"?

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    #2

    Re: demand someboy to do sth

    I would say "demand that she leave the house". It is the mandative subjunctive.

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    Re: demand someboy to do sth

    'Demand' is much stronger than 'ask'.

    I'd say 'He demanded that she left the house'.

    The subjunctive is little used in BE. It has not been taught in British schools for decades.

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    #4

    Re: demand someboy to do sth

    'Tis a pity.

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    Re: demand someboy to do sth

    We seem to manage OK without it.

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