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    #1

    Smile suggest someone do something

    Please check the following sentence out.

    Mom suggested me take a jakcet to go out to prevent from catching cold.

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    #2

    Re: suggest someone do something

    Hi,

    Mum (Br English vs US Eng.) suggested I wear a jacket when going out to stop me catching cold.

    Regards

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    #3

    Re: suggest someone do something

    Richard1: Mum suggested I wear a jacket when going out to stop me catching cold.
    Gillnetter: Mom suggested to me that I take a jacket when I go out to prevent my catching a cold
    Both of these are fine, as is:
    Mum/Mom suggested (to me) (that) I should take/wear a jacket when ....

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    #4

    Re: suggest someone do something

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Mom suggested to me that I take a jacket when I go out to prevent my catching a cold
    Should I write:
    "Send us(me)"
    or
    "Send to us(me)"

    "Reply us(me)"
    or
    "Reply to us(me)"

    "Write me"
    or
    "Write to me"
    ?

    Is "cold" countable?

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    #5

    Re: suggest someone do something

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    Should I write:
    "Send us(me)"
    or
    "Send to us(me)"
    It depends on the whole sentence.
    Send us your suggestions.
    Send your suggestions to us.
    Not: Send to us your suggestions.
    There's nothing ungrammatical about it, but it's not idiomatic/natural.



    "Reply us(me)"
    or
    "Reply to us(me)"
    I don't think I usually use an object at all, but if I did, it would certainly have the "to."

    "Write me"
    or
    "Write to me"

    Write me a long letter to tell me all that you've been up to!
    She wrote to me about her boyfriend, but wrote to Mom about her studies.
    She wrote a long letter to me -- This seems less likely than the following:
    She wrote me a long letter
    Not: She wrote to me a long letter. Same as above; there's no reason for this not to be grammatical, but we don't say it this way.


    Is "cold" countable?
    As for cold,
    1) Because it's unrelated to your other questions, it would be better to have it in a different thread
    2) Do you mean cold=illness or cold=temperature?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: suggest someone do something

    Opening thread after request

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    #7

    Re: suggest someone do something

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Both of these are fine, as is:
    Mum/Mom suggested (to me) (that) I should take/wear a jacket when ....
    I cannot get well the structure as is used above. Would natives explain it?

    Does as is=just like here?

    Thank you.

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    #8

    Re: suggest someone do something

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I don't understand the structure as is used above. Would natives explain it?

    Does as is=just like here?

    .
    That's right.

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    #9

    Re: suggest someone do something

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check the following sentence out.

    Mom suggested I take a jacket to go out to prevent (delete: from) catching cold.
    It would be less wordy if you deleted "to go out."

    Ashiuhto, are you still here?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #10

    Re: suggest someone do something

    I doubt it. Their last activity in this forum was three years ago,

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