Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 21, 2012

VERBS TO RECOMMEND AND TO SUGGEST

 

RECOMMEND / SUGGEST

 

TO RECOMMEND

  • TO RECOMMEND + ING: They recommended taking the bus.
  • TO RECOMMEND + OBJECT + TO + INFINITIVE:

Although they have eight children, they do not recommend other couples to have families of this size.

(Note that some people consider this usage to be incorrect and say that you should say “Although they have eight children, they do not recommend that other couples should have families of this size.” Collins Cobuild English Usage)

  • TO RECOMMEND THAT STH IS DONE:

It is not recommended that a student pays in advance.

  • TO RECOMMEND THAT STH SHOULD BE DONE:

The doctor recommended that he should give up smoking.

  • TO RECOMMEND THAT STH BE DONE:

The doctor recommended that he lose weight.

 

TO SUGGEST

 

  • TO SUGGEST + -ING:

He suggested going to the theatre.

  • TO SUGGEST THAT STH IS DONE:

He suggested that he spend the summer at their place.

  • TO SUGGEST THAT STH SHOULD BE DONE:

He suggested that we SHOULD go to the theatre.

  • TO SUGGEST THAT STH BE DONE:

He suggested that he write a letter to the manager.

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