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    Can you explain the difference between 'suggest' and 'advise'?

    Hello!

    Can you explain the difference between 'suggest' and 'advise'?

    Mr. Brown has ______ us on how we can make our products more attractive to consumers.
    (A) suggested (B) advised

    The answer is (B) advised, but is 'suggested' grammatically awkward, or semantically wrong?

    It is very confusing.

    I'd appreciate if you explain the difference.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Can you explain the difference between 'suggest' and 'advise'?

    'Suggested' cannot be use in this way.

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    Re: Can you explain the difference between 'suggest' and 'advise'?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Suggested' cannot be use in this way.
    Can you explain why? I would like to know the reason.

    Thank you ^^

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    Re: Can you explain the difference between 'suggest' and 'advise'?

    'Suggest' is not followed by an indirect object without a preposition:

    Mr Brown has suggested us ...

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    Re: Can you explain the difference between 'suggest' and 'advise'?

    I understand. Thank you.

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