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    Hi,

    I have 2 questions about the verb 'insist'.

    1) Stop insisting on me. ( Can we use the verb 'insist' in this way?)

    2) Can we use that with the verb such as 'insist, recommend',...etc?

    Insist + to (in order to)... Can you please construct a sentence ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: insist recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    I have 2 questions about the verb 'insist'.

    1) Stop insisting on me. ( Can we use the verb 'insist' in this way?)

    NOT A TEACHER


    It sounds wrong to me. What are you trying to say?

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    Re: insist recommend

    Insist me... I don't know how to utter.

    Can you please check the second question?

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    Arrow Re: insist recommend

    I think for the first question:

    -On and then it Sounds right

    1)
    Stop insisting me.

    I'm not a teacher either.

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    Re: insist recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    I have 2 questions about the verb 'insist'.

    1) Stop insisting on me. ( Can we use the verb 'insist' in this way?) No.

    2) Can we use that with the verb such as 'insist, recommend',...etc?

    Insist + to (in order to)... No.

    Can you please construct a sentence?

    Thanks.
    1) Stop insisting that I + bare infinitive (example: Stop insisting that I go to the cinema with you.)
    2) I insist that you go to bed.
    I recommend that you go to bed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: insist recommend

    1) I think it is better to say: Stop insisting to me.

    2) I suggest Michael (in order) to play the part of Hamlet.

    If I say that, I am suggesting to someone else, not Michael, that Michael should play Hamlet.

    or

    When I was a child, I always used to insist (in order) to play football in the garden.

    I can't figure out why we can't use 'infinitives ' in a sense of expressing the idea of "in order to do something."

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    #7

    Re: insist recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    1) I think it is better to say: Stop insisting to me.

    You can think that, but "Stop insisting that I ..." is the way to say it.

    2) I suggest Michael (in order) to play the part of Hamlet.

    If I say that, I am suggesting to someone else, not Michael, that Michael should play Hamlet.
    No - I suggest Michael play the part of Hamelt. Not "to." Subjunctive getst the bare infinitive.

    or

    When I was a child, I always used to insist (in order) to play football in the garden.
    No. I always used to insiste on playing football in the garden.

    I can't figure out why we can't use 'infinitives ' in a sense of expressing the idea of "in order to do something."
    It just is.
    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: insist recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    1) I think it is better to say: Stop insisting to me.
    You are wrong. We simply do not say "insist to" in this way.
    2) I suggest Michael (in order) to play the part of Hamlet.
    No. "I suggest that Michael play the part of Hamlet" or "I suggest Michael for the role of Hamlet".

    When I was a child, I always used to insist (in order) to play football in the garden.
    When I was a child, I always used to insist on playing football in the garden.


    I can't figure out why we can't use 'infinitives ' in a sense of expressing the idea of "in order to do something."
    "Insist" and "recommend" have nothing to do with "in order to do something".
    I insist that Michael play the role of Hamlet.
    He insisted on Michael playing Hamlet.
    I always used to insist on playing football in the garden.
    I insist that you play football in the garden.

    I asked Michael if he was prepared to lose some weight in order to play the role of Hamlet.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: insist recommend

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    I'm not a teacher either.
    Then please change your profile settings. At present, you say you are a teacher.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: insist recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by Luuster2 View Post
    I think for the first question:

    -On and then it Sounds right

    1)
    Stop insisting me.

    I'm not a teacher either.
    Please check your profile. I am having trouble believing that you are an American native English speaker who is an academic and a teacher, based on this post (not least because you actually said "I'm not a teacher either").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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