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    #1

    suggest

    Hi,

    He suggested my sister to go to Londra.
    He suggested my sister going to Londra.
    He suggested me to go to Londra.
    He suggested me going to Londra.

    I know they are incorrect, but I would like to ask that the sentences I have written are correct or not.

    -He suggested my sister's going to Londra.
    -He suggested my going to Londra.
    -He suggested that she repeated the trick.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by aysaa; 27-Apr-2012 at 13:32.

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    #2

    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    ...I would like to ask that the sentences I have written are correct or not.
    Thanks.
    I'm not a teacher!
    -He suggested my sister's going to Londra.
    -He suggested my going to Londra.
    -He suggested that she repeated the trick.

    For further information you can use this source VERBS FOLLOWED BY THE GERUND
    (there are plenty of examples...)

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    #3

    Re: suggest

    He suggested my sister to go to Londra.
    He suggested my sister going to Londra.
    He suggested my sister's going to Londra
    .

    None of those is natural. Try:

    He suggested that my sister (should) go ...
    He suggested that my sister went ...

    He suggested me to go to Londra. No

    He suggested me going to Londra.
    He suggested my going to Londra
    .

    Neither of those is very natural. Try:

    He suggested going ... (Context will normally make it clear who is the suggestion is about.)

    He suggested that I (should) go ...
    He suggested that I went ...

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    #4

    Re: suggest

    Not a teacher

    Are the following sentences natural ?

    I suggest you buy a pink shirt. It makes you look younger.

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    I suggest you buy a pink shirt.
    That's fine.

    The following sentence would be more natural as:

    It would make you look younger.
    Pink makes you look younger.


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    #6

    Re: suggest

    Out of curiosity, is Londra a place in Turkey (the OP's home country), or should this have said "London"?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-May-2012 at 09:40.

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    #7

    Re: suggest

    Londra is the Turkish word for London.

    (It's Londra in Italian, too.)



    Rover

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    Re: suggest

    I knew it was London in Italian but couldn't check on Turkish. I was just curious as no-one had amended it in the earlier examples to the correct English spelling.

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