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    Exclamation Noun?Suggestion

    Hello, this sentence "i want your suggestion"why we use suggestion instead of suggest?

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    Re: Noun?Suggestion

    "suggest" is a verb, "suggestion" is a noun. The pronoun "your" takes a noun, not a verb. Moreover, every simple sentence must have only one finite verb. In our example sentence, "want" is that verb.

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    Exclamation Re: Noun?Suggestion

    Thanks Besides pronoun "your" takes a noun, any others?

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    Re: Noun?Suggestion

    Every word has a form (what it looks like) and a function (what it does). The word "your" is a possessive pronoun in form and an adjective in function. Other possessive pronouns follow the same pattern:

    my
    your
    its
    her
    his
    their
    our

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    Question Re: Noun?Suggestion

    Thank You, I have another question, When do you know you should use noun or verb in a sentence?

    for an example:
    Abstract Noun = Responsibility, Improvement
    Verb = Responsible , Improve(s)

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    Re: Noun?Suggestion

    English has SVO word order: subject + verb + object. The subject is first, the verb is next. Subjects are always nominal (nouns).

    EX: The responsibility is his. <subject>
    EX: I am responsible. <verb> Note, 'responsible' is an adjective.

    EX: The improvements you made to your house are wonderful. <subject>
    EX: Wine improves with time. <verb>

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