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    Who do you suggest that be sent to work there?


    The following is a multiple choice question I couldn't figure out by myself.

    _______ be sent to work there?
    A. Who do you suggest B. Who do you suggest that should
    C. Do you suggest who should D. Do you suggest whom should

    What puzzles me about this question is that I cannot rule out B the way an English teacher explains to his students, or in other words, I can sense that A is the only correct one here, but I can't tell with a sound "theory" why B isn't , thought I do feel that B may not be acceptable here. Thank you all. Expecting more significant assistance.



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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

    Did you read my reply HERE?

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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

    Yes, suggest can be tricky.
    The answer is A because suggest has two possible structures: 1) with elipsis (missing some words out) and 2) a full sentence
    1) I suggest (that) he (should) be sent there
    2) I suggest that he should be sent there

    We have these strange-sounding suggest/recommend + infinitive ("I suggested he stay" etc) because we are really clipping the that and should from the sentence. But even though the should is missing we still use the infinitive ("stay" not "stays")

    B) is wrong because if you're going to include "that" you also need to include "should".


    As I said, it's tricky stuff and hard to explain without a whiteboard! I hope this helps though.

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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by on the way View Post
    What puzzles me about this question is that I cannot rule out B the way an English teacher explains to his students,or in other words , I can sense that A is the only correct one here, but I cann't tell with a sound "theory" why B isn't , thought I do feel that B may not acceptable here. Thank you all.Desperste for help.

    On the way,
    please remember the following standards (courtesy of emsr2d2) of written English:

    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Put a space after full stop, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, semi-colon etc.

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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

    Do try and get the spelling of desperate right.

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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

    I did ,but ,unfortunately, only after I have finished posting the post above today.I'm terribly sorry

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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

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    I did ,but ,unfortunately, only after I have finished posting the post above today.I'm terribly sorry
    Did you read and take note of post #4 by ChickenSandwich?

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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

    Quote Originally Posted by on the way View Post
    I did ,but ,unfortunately, only after I have finished posting the post above today.I'm terribly sorry
    As Chicken Sandwich wrote:

    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.- Put a space after full stop, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, semi-colon etc.


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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

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    I did ,but ,unfortunately, only after I have finished posting the post above today.I'm terribly sorry
    You can modify the thread title by going to "edit post" and then "go advanced".

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    re: Another multiple choice question puzzling for me. Desperate for help

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    You can modify the thread title by going to "edit post" and then "go advanced".
    I'm afraid that only moderators can edit thread titles.

    I'll do it now.

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