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Is this a valid sentence?

Should there be any issues need to be clarified, please contact me.

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Try "Should there be any issues needing to be clarified, please contact me." –  Robusto May 11 '12 at 18:47

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Not quite. It should either read:

Should there be any issues that need to be clarified, please contact me.

or

Should any issues need clarification, please contact me.

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Or just Should any issues need to be clarified, .... –  John Lawler May 11 '12 at 18:47
    
I had something very close to that in the second sentence and changed it. I believe I had what you have but left in there be, which made it wonky. –  cornbread ninja 麵包忍者 May 11 '12 at 18:59
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There-Insertion makes things wonky, all right. –  John Lawler May 11 '12 at 19:06
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As a very picky point: Are we talking about clarifying the issues? Or is the issue that the content needs clarification? Should there be any issues or if you need clarification, please contact me. –  Jim May 11 '12 at 19:09

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