that Parliament enact legislation

DUET

Senior Member
Bengali
Source:
Official Guide to the GMAT(Graduate Management Admission Test)

Acting on the recommendation of a British government committee investigating the high incidence in white lead factories of illness among employees, most of whom were women, the Home Secretary proposed in 1895 that Parliament enact legislation that would prohibit women from holding most jobs in white lead factories.


Can I rewrite the above sentence in the following way?

Acting on the recommendation of a British government committee investigating the high incidence in white lead factories of illness among employees, most of whom were women, the Home Secretary proposed in 1895 that Parliament should enact legislation that would prohibit women from holding most jobs in white lead factories.
 
  • Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    There is a difference between proposing that something happen, (subjunctive) and proposing that it should happen (value judgement). In this case the meanings are similar but not identical.
     
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