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Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest'



 
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Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest' #1 (permalink) Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:12 am   Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #90 "Using Make and Do (1)", question 9

The teacher suggested they ......... another exercise to understand the problem better.

(a) make
(b) do
(c) made
(d) did

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #90 "Using Make and Do (1)", answer 9

The teacher suggested they do another exercise to understand the problem better.

Correct answer: (b) do

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Present subjunctive #2 (permalink) Sat Apr 22, 2006 17:43 pm   Present subjunctive
 

In this sentence:

The teacher suggested they do another exercise to understand the problem better.

do is a subjunctive. The sentence could also read:

The teacher suggested that they should do another exercise to understand the problem better.

Sometimes, as is the case in this example, the should is omitted before certain verbs. Here the infinitive do is left alone and becomes a subjunctive.
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Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest' #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 10, 2009 13:07 pm   Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest'
 

Would you explain to me when we know whether the sentence is subjunctive or not?

Thanks in advance.
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Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest' #4 (permalink) Sun Dec 20, 2009 22:32 pm   Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest'
 

Hi Watie

You could visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subjunctive
Comparing subjunctive with imperative and indicative would help you discern them.

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Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest' #5 (permalink) Fri Jun 04, 2010 15:23 pm   Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest'
 

Hi,

I would like to ask that if we use subjunctive mood, we can break the sequence of tenses?

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Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest' #6 (permalink) Fri Jun 04, 2010 18:41 pm   Subjunctive verbs after 'suggest'
 

Aiken, I don't understand your question.
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