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You usually use urge that clause, but do you sometimes omit that in that structure? I looked up several dictionaries, but I couldn't find the example sentences without that.

  • The charity urged the government to reconsider its decision. ( ○ )
  • The charity urged that the government reconsider its decision. ( ○ )
  • The charity urged the government reconsider its decision. ( ? )

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The first sentence is the most natural. The second is passable, but is rather more formal.

The third sentence is pretty borderline. The problem is it's something of a "garden path sentence", in that the reader/listener is expecting the word "to", which never comes.

So, I would say, it's probably technically grammatically correct, but a confusing choice in practice.

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