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Common English Expressions: Suggestions

Useful Expressions-Suggestions

Suggestion means an idea, plan, proposal or piece of advice which is put forward for consideration or deliberation. It is the process by which a physical or mental condition is influenced by a thought or idea. In suggestions we mention a possible course of action to someone. Here are some most commonly used expressions for suggesting:

MAKING SUGGESTIONS

  You should try to do it
  Let’s go by bus
  We should…
  You should…
  They should…
  You ought to…
  Let’s…
  Let’s not…
  Why don’t you join that company?
  Why don’t you try…?
  Why don’t you…?
  I guess you’d better go right now
  I suggest that you…
  I suggest that…
  It’s better to…
  I think it’d be better…
  You could…
  You could read this book
  You could try this method
  We should visit the place next week
  We should try it first
  I recommend that you…
  I recommend that…
  They should come to the ceremony with us
  Would you be able to…?
  Why not…?
  Why don’t…?
  Have you tried…?
  Couldn’t you…?
  Don’t you…?
  Do you think it’s a good idea to…?
  Have you thought about…?
  Have you ever tried…?
  Have you thought about…?
  Perhaps you could…
  We might as well…
  It might be a good idea to…


ACCEPTING SUGGESTIONS

  Yes!
  OK!
  That’s nice!
  Brilliant!
  Sure!
  Good idea
  Not a bad idea
  Definitely
  Why not?
  Do you think so?
  I too think so
  You’re right
  No problem
  Yes, that sounds like a great idea
  Yes, I’d like to…
  Yes, I’d love it
  Yes, with pleasure
  Let’s try
  Let’s try that
  What an idea!
  What a good idea!
  Fantastic!
  That’s what I think


REJECTING SUGGESTIONS

  No
  Never
  No, thank you
  I don’t think so
  I’d rather not
  Not good idea
  Bad idea
  It’s impossible
  How is it possible?
  You’re right but…
  I’m sorry, but I can’t
  I’m sorry, I can’t
  What are you suggesting?
  What nonsense!
  That’s wrong
  I’m not sure
  I won’t be able to…
  I can’t
  I won’t
  No, let’s…

 


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