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    Recommend, suggest...

    Hi everyon!

    So... Can I say any of them?

    - He suggested (that) she should go to the dentist's.
    - He suggested (that) she goes to the dentist's. (indicative)
    - He suggested (that) she go to the dentist's. (subjuntive)

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    Re: Recommend, suggest...

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi everyon!

    So... Can I say any of them?

    - He suggested (that) she should go to the dentist's. Yes
    - He suggested (that) she goes to the dentist's. (indicative) No
    - He suggested (that) she go to the dentist's. (subjuntive) Yes.
    With "suggested" you can use either 1 or 3. 2 isn't right.
    With "He advised" I'd use 1.
    With "He recommended" I'd use 3.

    With a simple statement, such as "He said [she should go to the dentist", you'd use 1. and the closer it got to a command, the more likely that you'd use 3.
    2. isn't right.

    Note that some verbs more commonly use the following construction:
    "He advised her to go to a dentist."
    "He ordered her to go to a dentist."

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