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    If you have requested the housekeeper

    "If you have requested the housekeeper brings the products they will take them away".

    Is the grammar correct, please?

    I would say it differently. And could you please tell me if the sentences below are correct:

    1) If you want her to bring the products
    2) If you ask her to bring the products
    3) If you suggest that she bring the products
    4) If you recommend that she bring the products

    5) If you request that she bring the products

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: request

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    "If you have requested the housekeeper brings the products they will take them away".

    Is the grammar correct, please?
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    I would say it differently. And could you please tell me if the sentences below are correct:

    1) If you want her to bring the products
    2) If you ask her to bring the products
    3) If you suggest that she bring the products
    4) If you recommend that she bring the products
    5) If you request that she bring the products
    These are not sentences.
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    Re: request

    1) If you want her to bring the products.........
    2) If you ask her to bring the products........
    3) If you suggest that she bring the products........
    4) If you recommend that she bring the products.........
    5) If you request that she bring the products...........

    I would like to check the first part of the original sentence, please.

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    #4

    Re: request

    I think you want to replace "If you have requested the housekeeper brings the products" in the original post with the five phrases you've listed. None of them work because the sentence is not logical. If you ask someone to bring something, you will be upset if she takes them away. That's the opposite of what you asked for!
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    #5

    Re: request

    Sure. But can I check just the first part no matter what the second part of the sentence is or could be, please?
    I was chatting on line with a representetive of a Cleaning company. She sounded as a native speaker to me, apart from this sentence, which I wanted to check.
    I am mainly questioning the use of
    want/ask/recommend/suggest/request

    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: request

    The idea is that the company can provide cleaning products and cloths and then take them back after the cleaning is done.

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    #7

    Re: request

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    1) If you want her to bring the products.........
    2) If you ask her to bring the products........
    3) If you suggest that she bring the products........
    4) If you recommend that she bring the products.........
    5) If you request that she bring the products...........
    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    But can I check just the first part no matter what the second part of the sentence is or could be, please?
    I was chatting on line with a representetive of a cleaning company. She sounded like as a native speaker to me, apart from this sentence, which I wanted to check.
    I am mainly questioning the use of
    want/ask/recommend/suggest/request.
    All five fragments are possible beginnings of grammatical sentences.

    Now that I know the context of the original quote, I can guess the other person meant the housekeeper will take something away if you asked them to bring something. They may have meant "If you asked that the housekeeper bring you the products, they will take them away later".
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    #8

    Re: request

    I was confused with the grammar aspect of this sentence above: ""If you asked that the housekeeper bring you the products, they will take them away later"."

    Let me check this, please:

    1) If you ask/want her to bring the products....
    2) If you ask/want that she brings (you) the products....

    Can both be said? I was suprised with 2) and that 'bring" was used and not "brings".



    I understand that suggest/recommend/request are subjunctive and not said with infinitive, but thought that want/ask are said with infinitive option only.

    Thanks.

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    #9

    Re: request

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    "If you asked that the housekeeper bring you the products, they will take them away later"
    "Bring" is in the subjunctive. American-English speakers will use the subjunctive in this construction.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 15-May-2017 at 20:43. Reason: Remove weasel words.
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    Re: request

    I doubt that any native speaker would say "If you asked that the housekeeper bring you the products, they will take them away later"
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-May-2017 at 22:21.

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