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Which of the following is correct?

  1. I request that my proposal is communicated to the team for necessary action.
  2. I request that my proposal be communicated to the team for necessary action.

I would appreciate further discussion on the topic so that I do not make similar mistakes or face this indecision in future.

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    Be. The verb request can take a tenseless that-clause complement, as well as an infinitive complement (I requested that he do it, I requested him to do it). However, request can't take a tensed that-clause: *She requested that he is here is ungrammatical. – John Lawler Mar 4 '13 at 1:20

Be is the correct word.

For some helpful guidelines, check out Richard Nordquist's definition of "Subjunctive Mood" at http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/subjuncterm05.htm He gives a nice overview of when and how to use it.

Best wishes!

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