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    #11

    Re: request

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I doubt that ant native speaker would say "If you asked that the housekeeper bring you the products, they will take them away later"
    Do you mean that they will just say "brought"? Or "If you asked the housekeeper to bring the products....."?

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    #12

    Re: request

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Do you mean that they will just say "brought"?
    Few American English speakers would say "If you asked that the housekeeper brought you the products." We use the subjunctive there.
    I am not a teacher.

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