Lesson 44 verbs after “suggest” and “recommend”

Choose the correct answers:

  1. The academic advisor suggested that Ona __________ (takes, take, will take) a math class next semester.
  2. He also recommended __________ (her to register, registering, register) as soon as possible.
  3. All of Ona’s friends suggested __________ (she does not take, not taking, not to take) more than four courses.
  4. The friends also recommended that she __________ (does not work, not work, not working) full time.

Explain:

Nouns, pronouns, verbs, and clauses can follow these two verbs to explain the specific suggestion or recommendation.  Follow the patterns below for verbs and clauses:

  1. suggest/recommend + verb-ing 
  2. suggest/recommend + that + subject + base verb (Use base verb regardless of the subject or verb tense)
  3. suggest/recommend + that + subject + should + base verb (This option is less common.)

The structure “suggest/recommend + a person + to + base verb” is not used.

  • In Sentence #1: suggested + that + Ona (subject) + register (base verb)
  • In Sentence #2, recommended + registering (verb-ing)
  • In Sentence #3, suggested + not + taking (verb-ing) [negative]
  • In Sentence #4, recommended + that + she (subject) + not + work (base verb) [negative]

 

Review:

Mike’s professor has strongly suggested that he __________ (do, does, doing) the extra-credit project to boost his grade. She has also recommended __________ (use, to use, using) the online learning materials to prepare for the final exam. Mike’s parents have a different suggestion. They suggest that he __________ (not play, do not play, not playing) computer games any more.

 

 

Answers:

take; registering; not taking; not work

do; using; not play

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