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    Smile he is insisting or he is insisting me..

    Hi,

    Which one is more appropriate?

    He is insisting me to drink tea.
    or
    He is insisting to drink tea.

    Is the usage of "insisting me" correct?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: he is insisting or he is insisting me..

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Which one is more appropriate?

    He is insisting me to drink tea.
    or
    He is insisting to drink tea.

    Is the usage of "insisting me" correct?

    Thanks
    No it's not, "He is insisting that I drink tea" is correct.

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    Re: he is insisting or he is insisting me..

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No it's not, "He is insisting that I drink tea" is correct.
    why is that the one with "me" is incorrect?


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    Re: he is insisting or he is insisting me..

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    why is that the one with "me" is incorrect?
    It's incorrect because "insist" does not take a direct object that is a person or a thing. It's not possible to "insist someone". However, "insist" is often used with the present subjunctive, which means it is followed by a noun clause.

    He insisted that I drink tea.

    He insisted that Mike drink tea because it was too late to drink coffee.

    We don't use the "s" with the third person for present subjunctive.

    You'll find the same pattern with the verb "suggest, recommend, and mind".

    It's possible to recommend someone "for something", but if we are giving advice to someone, we can't say, I recommend you to read this book". It must be, "I recommend that you read this book".

    Once again, the same pattern occurs with "suggest" and "mind".

    They recommended me for the job.

    But not, They recommended him to give Paul the job.

    They recommended that Paul give Dave the job.

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    Re: he is insisting or he is insisting me..

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    It's incorrect because "insist" does not take a direct object that is a person or a thing. It's not possible to "insist someone". However, "insist" is often used with the present subjunctive, which means it is followed by a noun clause.

    He insisted that I drink tea.

    He insisted that Mike drink tea because it was too late to drink coffee.

    We don't use the "s" with the third person for present subjunctive.

    You'll find the same pattern with the verb "suggest, recommend, and mind".

    It's possible to recommend someone "for something", but if we are giving advice to someone, we can't say, I recommend you to read this book". It must be, "I recommend that you read this book".

    Once again, the same pattern occurs with "suggest" and "mind".

    They recommended me for the job.

    But not, They recommended him to give Paul the job.

    They recommended that Paul give Dave the job.
    Thank you Steve for your logical reply as ever...
    Please throw some light on this thread as well on the usage of articles...
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...e-article.html
    Last edited by anupumh; 26-Oct-2009 at 17:30.

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