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# Should help structure

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21 Nov 2008, 08:52
Hello,

I was wondering if there's a special structure for should? for example is it right to say "should help maintain" as per (C) ? and why?

Ideally, the professional career diplomat should help in the ongoing maintenance of an effective American foreign policy despite changes in administration.
(A) in the ongoing maintenance of
(B) in the maintaining of
(C) maintain
(D) to maintain and continue
(E) the maintenance of

thanks....

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21 Nov 2008, 09:29
IMO C.

(A) in the ongoing maintenance of -- awkward "ongoing maintenance"
(B) in the maintaining of -- awkward "in the maintaining of"
(C) maintain
(D) to maintain and continue -- looks owkward "maintain and continue"
(E) the maintenance of

of C & E, C is looks good to me.
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21 Nov 2008, 10:44
jugolo1 wrote:
Hello,

I was wondering if there's a special structure for should? for example is it right to say "should help maintain" as per (C) ? and why?

Ideally, the professional career diplomat should help in the ongoing maintenance of an effective American foreign policy despite changes in administration.
(A) in the ongoing maintenance of
(B) in the maintaining of
(C) maintain
(D) to maintain and continue
(E) the maintenance of

thanks....

Here the issue is "help" not "should".

Help + bare infinitive.

So C.

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