Common English Phrases For Making Suggestions

The following English phrases and expressions are all used for making suggestions and give advice to people.

Making Suggestions

  • Let’s revise our lessons.
  • What about going to the cinema tonight?
  • How about playing cards?
  • Why don’t we do our homework?
  • Couldn’t we invite your grandmother to our party?
  • Shall we have a walk along the river?
  • What would you say to a cup of coffee?
  • Don’t you think it is a good idea to watch TV?
  • Does it matter if we use your car?

Accepting Suggestions

  • Ok. Yes, let’s.
  • Yes, I’d like to.
  • Yes, I’d love to.
  • What a good idea!
  • Why not?
  • Yes, with pleasure.
  • Yes, I feel like taking a walk.
  • That sounds like a good idea.

Refusing Suggestions

  • No, let’s not.
  • No, I’d rather not.
  • I don’t feel like it.
  • I dislike going for a walk.
  • What an awful/bad idea!

Things to Remember about suggestions

1. The verb “suggest” can be followed by either:

Should + verb = I suggest (that) we should go to the theater.
A verb (in the subjunctive form)= I suggest (that) we go to the movies.

2.”That” is optional:

  • I suggest that we should visit Paris.
  • I suggest we should visit Paris.

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Making Suggestions

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  1. Jayanthi.G February 25, 2019

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