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Why is it incorrect and impossible to use the word, "suggest" like this?

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  • Why is it incorrect and impossible to use the word, "suggest" like this?


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Answer #1 | 29/12 2013 00:49
It's correct but very odd. Try 'advise'.
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Answer #2 | 29/12 2013 00:53
Use would instead
Answer #3 | 29/12 2013 01:24
'suggest' means that you are saying something you want the other person to think about/consider. So - if you say, 'suggest you', you are saying you want them to consider YOU. That is why, we put what they should think about straight after 'suggest' - a job. I want to suggest a job to you. BUT - that is in sentence with a Direct Object. e.g. I bought a new car. ('car' is the direct object) Look at this sentence: "I want to suggest THAT you read this paper." Here, it is not a single noun after the verb, but a clause. What the whole clause is saying is what is being 'suggested': I suggest...What?.....'that you read this paper.' We can leave the 'that' out, because it doesn't change the meaning: "I want to suggest you read this paper." BE SURE (THAT) YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT A DIRECT OBJECT AND AN INDIRECT OBJECT ARE.

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