I suggest | apologise | recommend

I suggest | apologise | recommend

Point 21 in the category of PRESENT/simple is defined:

a limited range of speech act verbs, including ‘suggest’, ‘apologise’, ‘recommend’.


*Some of these will clash with C1:  suggest-recommend-insist + present-simple


 

PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

In conclusion,

I suggest that international students whose English abilities are not strong enough

should study in the ELI for at least one term before attending colleges or universities.

Chinese male – level 5 writing class.


A search for:

I suggest|recommend|apologize * * *

1 I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. 3809
2 I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE 828
3 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO 761
4 I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR 722
5 I SUGGEST YOU TAKE A 688
6 I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE 601
7 I APOLOGIZE IF THIS IS 577
8 I SUGGEST YOU CHECK OUT 553
9 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE 538
10 I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF 523
11 I SUGGEST YOU DO THE 517
12 I RECOMMEND IT . 501
13 I SUGGEST THAT YOU DO 492
14 I SUGGEST YOU READ THE 469
15 I RECOMMEND YOU CHECK OUT 468
16 I APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE 459
17 I RECOMMEND IT TO ALL 441
18 I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO 410
19 I RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE 391
20 I APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY. 386 (B1 verb + preposition + object)
21 I SUGGEST YOU GO TO 385
22 I SUGGEST YOU LOOK AT 384
23 I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT . 383
24 I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO 374
25 I SUGGEST THAT IF YOU 363
26 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ 358
27 I APOLOGIZE IF THIS HAS 330
28 I RECOMMEND CHECKING OUT THE 322 C1 
29 I SUGGEST YOU GET A 320
30 I SUGGEST THAT YOU USE 316
31 I RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY . 299
32 I SUGGEST THAT YOU TAKE 293
33 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU GET 288
34 I SUGGEST YOU DO N’T 287
35 I SUGGEST YOU START WITH 287
36 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE 285
37 I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE . 274
38 I SUGGEST THAT YOU READ 273
39 I SUGGEST YOU USE THE 270
40 I RECOMMEND YOU TAKE A 264
41 I SUGGEST YOU HAVE A 258
42 I RECOMMEND TAKING A LOOK 253
43 I SUGGEST THAT YOU TRY 247
44 I RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE 245
45 I RECOMMEND YOU DO THE 244
46 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK 242
47 I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE 238
48 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU START 232
49 I RECOMMEND THEM TO EVERYONE 225
50 I SUGGEST THAT YOU GET 222
51 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU TRY 221
52 I SUGGEST YOU … 220
53 I SUGGEST THAT YOU GO 214
54 I SUGGEST YOU TRY TO 214
55 I SUGGEST YOU DO A 213
56 I APOLOGIZE FOR THE CONFUSION 211
57 I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LACK 208
58 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU GO 208
59 I SUGGEST THAT YOU START 208
60 I SUGGEST YOU FIND A 204
61 I SUGGEST YOU TRY IT 203
62 I RECOMMEND YOU TO USE 202
63 I SUGGEST YOU LOOK INTO 202
64 I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT BEING 198
65 I RECOMMEND THAT IF YOU 189
66 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU HAVE 189
67 I RECOMMEND THE USE OF 187
68 I SUGGEST YOU DO NT 187
69 I RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE 182
70 I SUGGEST THAT YOU LOOK 179
71 I SUGGEST YOU GIVE IT 179
72 I RECOMMEND YOU START WITH 178
73 I SUGGEST YOU USE A 177
74 I SUGGEST YOU DO SO 176
75 I APOLOGIZE , BUT I 174
76 I RECOMMEND YOU TO READ 174
77 I SUGGEST THAT YOU MAKE 173
78 I SUGGEST THAT YOU CHECK 172
79 I SUGGEST THAT IT IS 170
80 I SUGGEST YOU DO SOME 170
81 I RECOMMEND the following: 169 (B2 phrase)
82 I SUGGEST TAKING A LOOK 168
83 I SUGGEST YOU MAKE A 168
84 I RECOMMEND CHECKING IT OUT 167 (C1)
85 I RECOMMEND STARTING WITH A 167
86 I RECOMMEND STARTING WITH THE 167
87 I RECOMMEND THAT YOU MAKE 167
88 I SUGGEST YOU READ THIS 164
89 I RECOMMEND YOU USE A 163
90 I APOLOGIZE IF I ‘M 161
91 I SUGGEST YOU TAKE THE 160
92 I RECOMMEND YOU READ THE 159
93 I RECOMMEND YOU USE THE 159
94 I SUGGEST YOU DO NOT 159
95 I SUGGEST THAT YOU HAVE 158
96 I SUGGEST YOU DO IT 158
97 I RECOMMEND GIVING IT A 157
98 I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LENGTH 153
99 I SUGGEST TO YOU THAT 152
100 I SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING: 150


A2:

anyone, checking, delay, everyone, following, if, so, try

B1:
advance, check out, lack, length, product, recommend, suggest

B2:

confusion, highly

C1:
inconvenience

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