I agree with you on both suggestions.
Student or Learner
I wonder if I am right with the forms of verb in these following sentences:
I am writing a passage about a lecture last week. My teacher told us something.
I write like this
He requested that each student (chose) a topic by next Monday.
He suggested that the papers (were) typed.
But, sometimes I think they could be "choose,be typed" instead of "chose, were typed".
Anyone could correct them for me.
Thank in advance.
So, using "chose,were typed" is not corret.
And with the context like that, we have to use the form "choose,be typed" all the time?
Thank you so much!!!
When I wrote those sentences, I knew I're wrong and I have been asking my 3 friends who major in English. But they gave me the wrong answers. They always tell me to use the Simple Past tense.
The past-tense forms would be acceptable to most speakers of British English. Purists might insist that these mean something different, that the speaker was suggesting that these things had happened, but this distinction means little to many speakers.
The subjunctive does not exist for the majority of speakers of BrE, except in a few fossilised phrases such as Rule Britannia, Long love the Queen and, for some, If I were you.
I would definitely use "choose" and "be". (BrE speaker, aged 65)