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Akasaka

Senior Member
Japanese
Hello everyone,
Is there anything wrong with this sentence? Can I end the sentence with "pay"?

I demanded that he pay.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    I don't see why not. You have correctly used the (jussive) subjunctive and the verb can be used intransitively (without a direct object).
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    There's a long-standing (and well documented in WRF - try subjunctive in the dictionary for previous threads) difference here.

    AmE tends to say I demanded that he pay.

    BrE tends to say I demanded that he should pay.
     
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