She request us to call her back or She request to call back.

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MadinaUS

Senior Member
USA
American / United States / CA English
She request us to call her back.

or

She request to call back.

How can I say this phrase correctly in English?

thank you,
madina
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    Copyright obviously prefers the subjunctive mood with "request" :) For me the sentence also works well without it:
    She requested us to call her back.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I guess I do subconsciously: She requested us to call her back sounds just slightly odd to me, without my being able to tell you why. :) I don't like people "requesting me" I guess.
     

    MadinaUS

    Senior Member
    USA
    American / United States / CA English
    Hey,

    I speak English as a FIRST language and was asking this question for my students so that they'll learn how to use the forums. I was originally going to ask the RESPONSIBLE OF / FOR question, but then my student supplied me with a real question. So, there ya go.

    Best,
    Madina
    I'll be sure to let people know that I am asking questions for students so people are not confused.
     

    MadinaUS

    Senior Member
    USA
    American / United States / CA English
    "She requested that we call her back" is more formal than "She asked for a call back." That is correct too, but it's not as formal. :) I believe this would be the distinction.
     
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