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    suggest that

    1. He [suggests/will suggest] that she should leave the house at once.
    2. He [suggests/will suggest] that she shall leave the house at once.
    3. He [suggests/will suggest] that she leave the house at once.
    4. He [suggests/will suggest] that she leaves the house at once.
    Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable?

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    Re: suggest that

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. He [suggests/will suggest] that she should leave the house at once.
    2. He [suggests/will suggest] that she shall leave the house at once.
    3. He [suggests/will suggest] that she leave the house at once.
    4. He [suggests/will suggest] that she leaves the house at once.
    Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable?

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    Tell us your thoughts first.

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    #3

    Re: suggest that

    I think #1, #3 and #4 are acceptable.

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    #4

    Re: suggest that

    I don't like #1 because it has suggest(s) and should. Those two words carry the same meaning and therefore are redundant together.

    #2 is similar to #1 because shall and should are similar in meaning. (the other meaning of shall is will) Shall is rarely used in modern English, and overall I don't think #2 is very good. I wouldn't use it.

    #3 is the best sentence and has the meaning that I think this exercise wants to express.

    #4 is grammatically correct, but in that sentence suggest(s) means that he believes/wants us to believe that she always leaves the house at once when a certain situation arises.

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