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Quick English grammar question? Topic: If that was the case subjunctive
July 20, 2019 / By Ash
Question: Which one do you think is the best way to say it: 1, I suggested him renting a car in America. 2, I suggested that he should rent a car in America.
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Zeph Zeph | 8 days ago
You'll have to excuse me, but this is not a question of grammar. Though indeed the second option sounds better, it is grammatically confusing and could be easily rectified in both an oratory and grammatical sense. The verb "suggest", if it should be followed by a subordinate clause (and in this case it is), necessitates the use of the subjunctive mood. The verbal phrase "he should rent" is really indicative, not subjunctive. Here's my edification: "I suggested that he rent a car in America." *Take a look at the subordinate clause. If it were indicative, it would be, "He rents a car in America."
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Zeph Originally Answered: Help! I need it quick. English Question?
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Zeph Originally Answered: Help! I need it quick. English Question?
Do an outline first. An opening. The middle, short one is OK. Then, the ending. No long complete sentences. Just words and phrases. Whatever that comes to your mind. Whatever you remember regarding the novel. Re-read the novel. And start fleshing out or completing the words and phrases you have written earlier. Do a first draft. Then, a second draft until you are satisfied. You can ask a friend or a classmate to read it. Improve on it and do the final write-up. It may be laborious. But you can get the hang of it. Later on, you will be writing it straight from your head and into the paper without doing the outlines. Good luck.
Zeph Originally Answered: Help! I need it quick. English Question?
Oh I loved The Necklace! Your best bet is to start with an outline containing a thesis, topic sentences and concrete details. Your thesis should demonstrate a strong point of view, relate to theme, and give the reader a sense of what they will be reading. Example: "de Maupassant effectively satirizes the cultural obsession with wealth by using irony in various portions of the piece," or something of that nature. From your thesis, make your topic sentences. It's good to have a least three "body paragraphs," each with a different set of examples. Create three "mini theses" for you body paragraphs, and support them with concrete details ("Madame Loisel must live in poverty to pay off her debts") and add your own commentary and analysis ("She learns to emphasize with the very people she once looked upon with disdain") Finally, your conclusion should wrap up your essay, and relate back to the theme of the work, as well as your own thesis...and there you have it! A beautiful, five-paragraph, analytical essay.
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I guess the assignment is to change each active voice sentence to passive and each passive voice sentence to the active voice, but that seems really odd. The first clause of number one is in the passive, "cannot be digested." The active version: Turtles cannot digest plastic bags, and the bags block the turtles' stomachs and cause death. Number two's "further researches are planned" is also passive (and I think "research is planned" is much better). Here is one possible rewrite in the active voice: "Scientists plan further research to study the effects...." Number three is in the active voice; here is the passive version: However, the land can be hurt by overgrazing.
Zeph Originally Answered: A simple English question related to grammar and stuff??
Plastic bags are not to be digested. They cause death by causing blockage in the turtle's stomach. Further research is to be planned studying plastic bag ingestion by other marine animals. These animals, however, hurt the land by overgrazing.
Zeph Originally Answered: A simple English question related to grammar and stuff??
There are small areas where these sentences could be improved stylistically (e.g. using the singular for "research" - "Further research is planned" - is more idiomatic). However, you didn't ask for a general revision. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the forms of "to be" in these sentences.

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