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She requires that he undergo/undergoes an exam [duplicate]

Is it undergo or undergoes? I have the vague impression that the former is more correct, but I'm not sure what this type of grammatical construction/tense is called.
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What is the number of the verb in "We require that"? [duplicate]

I am writing a paper in which I need an object to satisfy a condition. (I can give the specifics here, but it seems to be irrelevant to the question.) The object is singular, so I originally wrote (...
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Why is "be" in "this court rules he be put on probation" an infinitive?

I was watching an old movie, The Little Rascals, and one of the lines from a kid goes: Your Honor, may I suggest... this court rules he be put on probation. I am not sure if be is in infinitive form ...
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Is it correct to say 'I wish some magic happens'? [closed]

Another read I come across in which a guy has written, "I wish you could see that young restless orphan who has no house to live in, none to get food from, whose pshychological centre has been ...
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Subjunctive after certain verbs

I remember a grammatical rule when I learned English that some verbs such suggest, assume, suppose, and so on, require verbs after them be in subjunctive form. For examples, We suggest that she be ...
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Doubt over a sentence with "require"

I'm co-writing a paper in which I have written the following sentence: Many applications of control theory require that the underlying system is controllable. However, upon rereading, I think that ...
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The use of was and were with singular nouns [duplicate]

"That's a very, very funny question given the time frame, would have been even funnier if it was a month in the future." My friend corrected me, and said it should be "were a month in the future" Is ...
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"Be allowed" vs "is allowed" [duplicate]

Which of the following is grammatically correct? It is important that the bandwidth, which controls the function, be allowed to vary... or It is important that the bandwidth, which controls the ...
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"Without that" clause

I'm reading Cory Doctorow's Eastern Standard Tribe. He keeps using a sentence construction that I have never seen before: "...my poor pineal gland has all but forgotten how to do its job without ...
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He drink only five liquids [duplicate]

while reading NYT's review on the Gladwell's last book I stumbled upon a rather strange passage: In the weeks I spent listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast, I learned that lobsters have ...
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Is the following sentence grammatically correct? [duplicate]

The sentence I am unsure about is: A rigid adherence to the doctrine of precedent would have resulted in a country where segregation was lawful but minimum wages were not. I'm confused by the ...
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Is the Subjunctive Mood always a conditional statement? [duplicate]

I had exam and they asked: I would go to the library every day, if I ____ you. Options: were was I came to know upon reading that question was in subjunctive mood. So, my question is what is the ...
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Usage of the subjunctive often? [duplicate]

I have studied English extensively, yet I haven't seen various forms of the subjunctive ever, for example the third person singular and the negative form. They sound so wrong in my ears. Are they (the ...
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Verb usage wth third peron [duplicate]

Why do we write. He talks as if he were my master? Shouldn't the verb be singular in this case? And if not then why?
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"is" or "be" in the mentioned sentence? [duplicate]

Should I use "is" or "be" in the following sentence? What can be said for sure is that it is essential for the challenge that the claim is/be made officially. If the above sentence has a ...

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