The language of suggesting – Tip 04

The language of suggesting

Verb Patterns

ADVISE, RECOMMEND, SUGGEST, PROPOSE, other


ADVISE

to advise somebody to do something

to advise somebody not to do sth / against doing sth

to advise a client on a matter

to advise that …

to advise why / what etc.


RECOMMEND

to recommend sth to sm (never “I recommend you the hotel”)

to recommend doing sth

to recommend that … (should)


SUGGEST

to suggest doing sth (never “I suggest to go there”)

to suggest sth to sm (never “I suggest you the book”)

to suggest that …. (should)


PROPOSE

to propose doing sth

to propose that …. (should)


other ways and phrases

you could … / should … / ought to … / might as well …

why don’t you consider …

It’s advisable / recommended / suitable to do sth

It’s strongly advised that …

I’d advise doing that

Another suggestion / proposal / solution / recommendation could be …


Suggesting TIP sentence translation

1.

Eksperci radzą nam, by firmę zarejestrować.

The correct answer:

The experts advise us to register the company.

The experts advise that we (should) register the company.

2.

Dobrze ci radzę, byś tego nie robił.

The correct answer:

I strongly advise you not to do that.

3.

Odradzili mi wysyłanie tej przesyłki pocztą kurierską ze względu na koszt.

The correct answer:

They advised me against sending this package by courier because of the cost.

4.

W czasie negocjacji zaproponował nam założenie centrum kryzysowego.

The correct answer:

During negotiations he suggested / proposed that we (should) set up an emergency centre.

… he suggested / proposed our setting up an emergency centre.

5.

Sugerujemy, żeby Państwo odłożyli podjęcie ostatecznej decyzji.

The correct answer:

We suggest / recommend / propose that you (should) delay making a final decision.

We suggest / recommend / propose your delaying making a final decision.

6.

Oni stale sugerują sposoby, by obniżyć ceny.

The correct answer:

They keep suggesting ways to keep the prices down.

7.

Zaproponujmy inny projekt, by ukończyć zadanie.

The correct answer:

Let’s propose / suggest another project to complete the assignment.

8.

Czy możesz jej polecić nasze usługi?

The correct answer:

Can you recommend our services to her?

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