Student or Learner
Here're the two kinds of subjonctive I use:
Well, (1) USA, (2) Great Britain
I recommended that he write to them.
He suggested that we stop and have a look at the castle.
Do it in order that you can succeed.
(2) Great Britain
I recommended that he should write to them.
He suggested that we should stop and (should) have a look at the castle.
Do it in order that you should can succeed.
I usually write and speak with both. Nevertheless, I prefer use the second one (2) for an elevated language and rather the first one (1) for a basic one.
I've read that the first version (1) is used to the USA but in Great Britain, they usually use the second one (2).
So, which is the most used? Which one should we generally use? Or should I continue to use it as I have still done?
Okay. Thanks 2006. Hey have you updated your informations?
I feel it's really difficult to say, nonetheless I believe you got to be right there.
Therefore, we can use either but the first one (USA) seems actually be more common.
If you wanted to stay with the sentence as it is now, you would have to rewrite it as:
Do it in order that you should be able to succeed.
Do it in order (for you) to be able to succeed.
Do it in order (for you) to succeed.
Do it (for you) to succeed.
I agree with Engee about rewriting that sentence, but I would add that we don't use the present subjunctive much in BrE.