1. I insisted that he doesn’t look out of the window.

  2. I insisted that he don’t look out of the window.

  3. I insisted that he not look out of the window.

Which is correct?

  • As a native speaker, but not a pie hot grammarian(?), I would say either 1 or 3 work fine, but 2 doesn't quite work. You could also use "shouldn't" – Smock Jun 3 '19 at 10:25

All three are used in everyday language (prescriptive vs descriptive argument can begin), but I'd lean to number 3 being the (prescriptively) correct one because you insisted something. Ie. What follows is a noun clause and therefore shouldn't have a fully conjugated subject/verb pattern.

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