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    Is or Be?

    In the following sentence, should I use IS or Be? Thank you.

    - The Board will amend the resolution next week such that only one officer be (is) required to initiate any borrowing transaction.

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    Re: Is or Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by cleung
    In the following sentence, should I use IS or Be? Thank you.
    - The Board will amend the resolution next week such that only one officer be (is) required to initiate any borrowing transaction.

    .....so that......is....


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    Re: Is or Be?

    dear

    I think " is "can be used in this choice than "be". Because "be" can't stand alone in this case it's advisable to come after will , can, may or should ,,,,,,,and so on.

    Any comments can be accepted strongly. With best wishes

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    Re: Is or Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by cleung
    In the following sentence, should I use IS or Be? Thank you.
    - The Board will amend the resolution next week such that only one officer be (is) required to initiate any borrowing transaction.
    will be

  3. sheena55ro
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    Re: Is or Be?

    You cannot use future simple tense in this subordinate clause [ also in "if clause" or "time clause"]; you can use it only in the main clause.

    I will do my homework if I have[ not "will have"!!!] enough time.

    I will do my homework when I get home [ not "will get"!!!]


    Thus, ..."The board will amend the resolution [main clause]..so that the officer is required [subordinate clause] to initiate.."

    There are situations in which future can be used but this is just another story.
    I would like to see some experts` opinions on this topic.
    Regards,

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