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    working/work

    "When she suggest me working over the weekend, I was so angry I tried to quit"

    Isn't the formula supposed to be suggest somebody do something? Why is it "me working" here?

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    Re: working/work

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    Hi there,

    If you take a close look at this sentence you will realize that working is the object (of what was suggested me).

    When a verb is an object, than it may come on its ING form, deppending on the main verb, in this case, suggested.

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    #3

    Re: working/work

    It's not grammatical.

    When she suggested that I work over the weekend...
    When she suggested my working over the weekend...
    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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    #4

    Re: working/work

    So is it right or wrong? Your ideas are kind of conflicting. The explanation my teacher gave is as quite similar to Bruna's though.

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    #5

    Re: working/work

    Yes, it is correct.

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    #6

    Re: working/work

    "When she suggested me working over the weekend, I was so angry I tried to quit." is not natural English

    Natural versions are, as Barb said:

    When she suggested that I work over the weekend...
    When she suggested my working over the weekend...


    This is also acceptable, if the context is clear: When she suggested working over the weekend...

    This is simply wrong: When she suggested me to work ...

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