declare

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Could I use “to + infinitive ” for the verb “declare”?
“In 1872, Congress declared Yellowstone to be the first national park.”
Thank you.

 
  • mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Thank you, bibliolept.
    Could I use "that"?
    >> In 1872, Congress declared that Yellowstone should be the first national park.
    If I didn't use "should", is it correct? Or is it a must?
    >> In 1872, Congress declared that Yellowstone will be the first national park.
    >> In 1872, Congress declared that Yellowstone is the first national park.
    Thanks.
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The most natural choice, in my opinion, would be "declared that Yellowstone would be." It is still not that idiomatic. If I were editing the above sentence, I would probably change it to "declared Yellowstone the first national park" or "declared it as the first national park."
     
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