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    Hello again,

    Can a legend suggest anything in English? Simply, does legend collocate with suggest?

    e.g.: The very legend suggests that Samu be sent to an ancient town by himself.

    Thanks.

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    Can anyone deal with this post, please?

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    Default Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    Hello again,

    Can a legend suggest anything in English? Simply, does legend collocate with suggest?

    e.g.: The very legend suggests that Samu be sent to an ancient town by himself.

    Thanks.

    Yes, a "legend can suggest" for example; "The legend suggests that King Arthur was buried at Glastonbury Tor."
    With your sentence though it doesn't work very well as it is, perhaps;

    "The very legend suggests that Samu was/had been sent to an ancient town alone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    Hello again,

    Can a legend suggest anything in English? Simply, does legend collocate with suggest?

    e.g.: The very legend suggests that Samu be sent to an ancient town by himself.

    Thanks.
    I don't have any problems with 'suggest', but the meaning of 'legend' here is not clear. What kind of legend is it? Is it a legend for a spy? if so then according to this legend Samu is going to be sent to an ancient town.

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    Arrow Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I don't have any problems with 'suggest', but the meaning of 'legend' here is not clear. What kind of legend is it? Is it a legend for a spy? if so then according to this legend Samu is going to be sent to an ancient town.
    By legend, I mean an old story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    By legend, I mean an old story.
    OK, then like bhaisahab said it should be 'was sent', and 'the legend suggests' means 'according to the legend'.

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