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Grammar Lesson – the verb ‘suggest’

Suggest is a verb that many English learners have trouble with.

Suggest is NOT followed by an object + to infinitive. This is a very common mistake.

‘Martin suggested me to visit the museum.’  WRONG

Suggest is usually followed by that or verb -ing.

That can be left out if there is a clause following it.

‘Martin suggested that museum.’

‘Martin suggested (that) I visit the museum.’

‘Martin suggested visiting the museum.’

More examples:

‘I suggest (that) you read the International Herald Tribune’

‘My teacher suggests buying a Longman dictionary.’   (that’s true…Lesley loves that dictionary!!)


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