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    Question subjunctive

    Hi

    Have a look at the following:

    "Why are you taking a coat?"
    "They advised________ one in case it's cold."

    a. we should take
    b. us to take

    b. us to take is given as correct, but why can't we use the subjunctive as well? I think it should be:
    "They advised that we should take one in case it's cold." ,but I know we can omit THAT,or can't we???

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by zahari View Post
    Hi

    Have a look at the following:

    "Why are you taking a coat?"
    "They advised________ one in case it's cold."

    a. we should take
    b. us to take

    b. us to take is given as correct, but why can't we use the subjunctive as well? I think it should be:
    "They advised that we should take one in case it's cold." ,but I know we can omit THAT,or can't we???

    Thanks a lot
    Hi
    My initial response to this is the redundancy of "should"; I understand that the purpose of the subjunctive is to eliminate the need for should. I believe you can omit the "that" though.
    Hope that helps!
    Fiona

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    Re: subjunctive

    Yes, Fiona, I think you are right.

    Thank you!!!

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