suggest | recommend | insist + present simple

suggest | recommend | insist + present simple

Point 62 in the category of FUTURE is defined as:

present simple after speech act verbs expressing suggestions and obligation.

This is not easily located formally in corpora but we can start with a search in iWeb for the speech act verbs in the EGP examples and shift to the right those that do not show a present verb:

suggest|recommend|insist * * * *

1 RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT . ” 4499
2 RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO A 4446
3 RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO 2044
4 RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE . 1993

5 RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT 1978

6 RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE 1780
7 RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT . 1574
8 RECOMMEND . Q! Q! Q! 1381
9 RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE . 1331

10 RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE THE 1218
11 RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE A 1160

12 RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO 1114
13 RECOMMEND TAKING A LOOK AT 1047
14 RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS . 1042
15 RECOMMEND IT . Q! Q! 994
16 RECOMMEND THE USE OF A 849
17 RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE LOOKING 842

18 SUGGEST THAT THERE IS A 801

19 RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE LOOKING 705

20 SUGGEST YOU TAKE A LOOK 701

21 RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY TO ANYONE 689

22 RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE A 672

23 RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE 667
24 RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE . 664
25 RECOMMEND . DATE PUBLISHED 645
26 RECOMMEND IT . I 642

27 RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK OUT 637

28 RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING : 637
29 RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE WHO 637

30 SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME 631

31 RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE . 627

32 RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ THE 625
33 RECOMMEND YOU TAKE A LOOK 587


*There were no examples of ‘insist’ in the top one hundred.

1 INSIST UPON OR ENFORCE STRICT 171

2 INSIST THAT THERE IS NO 130

3 INSIST , HOWEVER , THAT 91
4 INSIST UPON STRICT PERFORMANCE OF 77
5 INSIST ON IT . 67
6 INSIST ON THE USE OF 66
7 INSIST ON THE IMPORTANCE OF 53

8 INSIST THAT THEY ARE NOT 47
9 INSIST ON THE FACT THAT 44

10 INSIST ON THE RIGHT TO 44

11 INSIST THAT IT IS A 44
12 INSIST THAT IT IS THE 42
13 INSIST THAT THERE IS A 42

14 INSIST ON BEING ABLE TO 39

15 INSIST THAT IT IS NOT 37
16 INSIST THAT THEY DO NOT 36
17 INSIST THAT THEY DO N’T 35
18 INSIST THAT THIS IS THE 35


PELIC STUDENT:

Chinese,Female,4,w

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