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    Hi

    Hi, herewith is a sentence that I dont quite understand why no " s " with the word " send " as it's 3d person singular. ex : " Mr.Hawkins requests that someone SEND the data by fax immediately ".

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Hi

    Hello lyfen
    The Subjunctive is often used when talking about something that somebody must do.



    • I insist (that) your friend leave this house at once.





    Verbs that are commonly used with the subjunctive are: advise, ask, beg, decide, decree, desire, dictate, insist, intend, move, order, petition, propose, recommend, request, require, resolve, suggest, urge, and vote.



    • Tom suggested that his friends stay over for the night.



    • Sam propoed that Tom telephone his accountant.



    • She recommended that he go and see a doctor.



    • The manager requested that everyone put their requests in writing.



    • He insisted that she stay until the end of the week.



    • The Queen commands that he attend the ceremony.



    • He urged that a business manager be hired to help things run more smoothly.



    • I simply requested, politely, that she refrain from smoking in my house.

    Source The Subjunctive

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    Re: Hi

    Hi, Thank you, I see now. bye !

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