Re: WRONG!..... -ish?

Subject: Re: WRONG!..... -ish?
From: jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:57:05 +0000

I've always thought the first construction is technically correct, though a little odd. "I recommend you [verb]" is an acceptable construction, after all, so the inversion 'not' should be fine. It does sound rather rigid, though.

On 03.02.2012 01:52, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

"We recommend that you not remove the covers that were installed at
the factory."

"We recommend that you do not remove the covers that were installed
at the factory."

Is the first sentence flatly wrong, or is this a matter of style or
formality?

I'm at home, and my trusty Fowler's and my Strunk & White are at the office.


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