Giving Advice and Using recommend and suggest
With SUGGEST (proponer/sugerir) we can say:
I suggest (that) he listens to our podcast.
I suggest (that) he listen to our podcast (no 3rd person singular “s” =
subjunctive – more common in formal American English)
I suggested listening to our podcast
There are 2 more formal and less common constructions that may be tested
in an advanced exam:
I suggested him/Paul listening to our podcast
I suggested Paul’s/his (possessive=very formal) listening to our podcast
With RECOMMEND (aconsejar, recomendar) we can say:
I recommended him to listen to our podcast. (XYou can’t say “I suggested
him to listen….X)
I recommended (that) he listen/listens to our podcast.
I recommended (him/his/Paul/Paul’s) listening to our podcast
I recommended that he should listen to our podcast
I recommend hiring a builder to do up your flat rather than trying to do
it up yourself.
I suggest you get a few quotes and compare prices before you make a
Other ways of making suggestions and giving advice
Why don’t you…….? (+infinitive without ‘to’)
What/How about…..? (+gerund/noun)
You could (always)….(+infinitive without ‘to’)
It’s a good idea to….(+infinitive) “It’s a good idea to subscribe to our
newsletter at inglespodcast.com ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/ )
You might want to…..(+infinitive) “You might want to subscribe to this
Perhaps you could/should….(+infinitive without ‘to’)
Have you thought about…? / have you considered….? / Have you tried….? (+gerund/noun)
If I were you, I’d…(+infinitive without ‘to’)
One thing you could do is…..(+infinitive without ‘to’)
Shall I/we…..? (+infinitive without ‘to’) NB. Only possible with “I/we”
Do you fancy……? (+gerund/noun) – “Do you fancy a cup of tea?”
Have you tried….? (+gerund/noun) “Have you tried carob chocolate?” (carob
Giving strong advice:
You must / have to….
Asking for advice
What should I do?
What do you suggest?
What do you advise me to do?
What’s your advice? (‘advise’ is a verb, ‘advice’ is a noun)
If you were me, what would you do?
What problems are you facing at the moment?
Changing from a paper diary to a digital one.
Saying no to new projects (time management)
getting used to wearing new glasses
Putting on weight around his belly
Breathing too loudly into the microphone
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