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    Question please explain

    Hi teacher:

    Please help me.

    1) I recommended that he comes on time for the interview.
    2) I recommended that he come on time for the interview.

    Please explain, why the 2nd sentence is correct. Why not the first sentence?

    Thanks in advance.

    Quest

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    #2

    Re: please explain

    because subjunctive was used.

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    Re: please explain

    I don't think so . I think neither of them is correct ,

    but

    we are waiting till tdol answer this question

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    #4

    Re: please explain

    2nd is subjunctive.

    I think we can also say

    I suggested him to come on time for the interview.

    Quote Originally Posted by quest
    Hi teacher:
    Please help me.
    1) I recommended that he comes on time for the interview.
    2) I recommended that he come on time for the interview.
    Please explain, why the 2nd sentence is correct. Why not the first sentence?
    Thanks in advance.
    Quest

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    Re: please explain

    Quote Originally Posted by quest View Post
    Hi teacher:

    Please help me.

    1) I recommended that he comes on time for the interview.
    2) I recommended that he come on time for the interview.

    Please explain, why the 2nd sentence is correct. Why not the first sentence?

    Thanks in advance.

    Quest

    Please explain this one. I did'nt understand too.


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    #6

    Re: please explain

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    I suggested him to come on time for the interview.
    This sentence needs a "to" before "him," like this:

    I recommended TO him to come on time for the interview.

    You are not recommending the person himself--you are making a recommendation TO the person. Hope that makes sense.

    Most natural:

    I suggested that he come on time for the interview.

    Although "I recommended that he come on time for the interview" is also fine.

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