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    Passive form of SUGGEST/RECOMMEND

    Hello. I'm new in this forum but I usually come here to look for something I need...and I have to admit that this forum is really useful; so thanks in advance for your help.
    What today I want to ask you concerns PASSIVE FORM of verbs "TO SUGGEST/RECOMMEND".

    I know we can use <<I'VE BEEN SUGGESTED BY MARK FOR THAT VACANCY>> or
    <<I'VE BEEN RECOMMENDED FOR THE MANAGER POSITION>>.

    But in these case, "Recommended" and "Suggested" are meant as a recommendation for a position or job, and not as a suggestion to action.

    Having said that, my question is:
    if I want to use the passive form as a suggestion to do an action, how can I do it??
    Let's give an example:

    ACTIVE ACTION: John suggested/recommended that I go to Paris.

    Now, I know we may use <<I'VE BEEN ADVISED BY JOHN TO GO TO PARIS>> but the verb "ADVISE" is mostly used as a warning, alert. In my example, John is not talking about warning or alert, it's just his opinion. That's why I think that the verb ADVISE is not good here.

    So, back to my question.
    Can I use these following sentences as a PASSIVE FORM???

    <<I'VE BEEN SUGGESTED (BY JOHN) THAT I GO TO PARIS>> or
    <<I'VE BEEN SUGGESTED (BY JOHN) GOING TO PARIS>>.

    Can we use this passive form? or in this case there is no chance to use any passive form?

    I'll be very greatful if you could help me to solve out this my doubt.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Passive form of SUGGEST/RECOMMEND

    Quote Originally Posted by enricol88 View Post
    Can I use these following sentences as a PASSIVE FORM???

    <<I'VE BEEN SUGGESTED (BY JOHN) THAT I GO TO PARIS>> or
    <<I'VE BEEN SUGGESTED (BY JOHN) GOING TO PARIS>>.
    No.

    We say "It has been suggested to me (by John) that I go to Paris".

    Please use quotation marks or italics to mark off sentences you are asking about, not <<>>, and don't write whole sentences in capital letters. One question mark per sentence is sufficient Thank you.

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    Re: Passive form of SUGGEST/RECOMMEND

    Thank you so much for your help. I apolagise for using wrong marks, but I'm new so I didn't know what to use.
    Can I still use this thread to ask you one more question??
    Or should I post it elsewhere??
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Passive form of SUGGEST/RECOMMEND

    If your question is a follow-up to what has been talked about here, post it here. If it is not related, please start a new thread,

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    Re: Passive form of SUGGEST/RECOMMEND

    Thanks a lot for your help. Your explanation about this thread has been clear and useful.
    So I've got one more question that doesn't concern this matter, I will ask it by opening a new thread.

    Thanks again for helping me

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