Please explain which of the following is correct and why
The letter requires that Ram complete the work by evening.
The letter requires that Ram completes the work by evening.
You have rightly mentioned "Command Subjunctive" is the subject of this post.
In command subjunctive Mood, bossy verb is used in the sentence. Also, such sentences have two forms.#1:
here 'that' is used. X requires that Y do
In this case 'be' form of the verb is used.
As per your example following one is right: The letter requires that Ram complete
the work by evening.#2:
There is a second form of Command Subjunctive where 'that' is not used. It has following structure.
X requires Y to do
Here is an example from Manhattan book
"It is necessary that our condominium association comply with the new ordinance,
which requires homeowners to clear
the snow from the sidewalks in front of their property."
My mantra for cracking GMAT:
Everyone has inborn talent, however those who complement it with hard work we call them 'talented'.
+1 Kudos = Thank You Dear
Are you saying thank you?