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 * * * *

5 RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT 1978

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

18 SUGGEST THAT THERE IS A 801

20 SUGGEST YOU TAKE A LOOK 701

22 RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE A 672

27 RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK OUT 637

30 SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME 631

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.

2 INSIST THAT THERE IS NO 130

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

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

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, level 4, writing

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