Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 36, Issue 24

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 36, Issue 24
From: Sean Brady <sean -dot- brady1 -at- ntlworld -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:05:50 +0000

My suggestion is that if "the executive" is a coherent body, which I
doubt, then "Recommended *that* the executive signs off" although
awkward would suffice. However, the term "signs off" is possibly jargon
and so may have to be re-worded if correct English is required.

> "Recommended the executive sign off"
> "Recommended the executive signs off"
> The first one almost suggests "sign-off."
> Adding "should" can either clear or convolute the phrase.
> Then I also want to see this as decidedly singular or plural as in the
> following modifications.
> "It recommends the executive signs off"
> "We recommend the executive sign off"

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