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    Be or Should be?

    Which of the following two sentences is correct? Thank you.

    - It is necessary that you be timely advised of the situation.

    - It is necessary that you should be timely advised of the situation.

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    Re: Be or Should be?

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    It is necessary that you be timely advised of the situation.

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    Re: Be or Should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by skbakhshi View Post
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    It is necessary that you be timely advised of the situation.
    Why do we say: 'it is necessary that you be'?

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    Re: Be or Should be?

    Is "timely advised" a BrE expression? In the US, you'd say "advised of this situation in a timely manner."

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    Re: Be or Should be?

    It is necessary that you be timely advised of the situation.-correct.


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    Re: Be or Should be?

    I have never seen 'timely' used as an adverb in this way, only ever as an adjective. Of Oxford, Cambridge, American Heritage and a couple of others, there is only one dictionary that gives a listing as an adverb, and that's Merriam-Webster.

    To this British ear, it sounds most odd.
    I'd agree with Barb_D :
    "...advised of this situation in a timely manner."

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    Re: Be or Should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I have never seen 'timely' used as an adverb in this way, only ever as an adjective. Of Oxford, Cambridge, American Heritage and a couple of others, there is only one dictionary that gives a listing as an adverb, and that's Merriam-Webster.

    To this British ear, it sounds most odd.
    I'd agree with Barb_D :
    "...advised of this situation in a timely manner."
    This sounds nice but
    The choice was between the given two sentences.
    Which of the following two sentences is correct? Thank you.

    - It is necessary that you be timely advised of the situation.

    - It is necessary that you should be timely advised of the situation


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    Re: Be or Should be?

    The choice was between the given two sentences.
    Which of the following two sentences is correct?


    Hold on.
    From my point of view (and possibly Bard_D's,) YOU HAD ANSWERED THAT IN YOUR POST. There was no "I think..." or doubt expressed as to your choice. If your choice had been wrong, Barb_D or myself would have put in our penny's worth.

    Barb-D pointed out that the sentence still sounded odd; and I agreed.

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