2019-02-13

[英文筆記][用法] suggest that + 子句 動詞 時態

By dewdewcheng

中文我們會說 建議某人做某件事,像是,我建議你先打給他。

所以英文 suggest someone to do something? (X)

好像很合理,但是大錯特錯啊!

正確用法是,suggest後面+ that (可省略) + 子句(有主詞和動詞的子句):

主詞 suggest (that) someone do something

所以句子可以這樣開始:I suggest that …….

例句:I suggest (that) you call him first.

My mom suggested (that) I get a part-time job.

           The teacher suggests (that) she study harder so she can pass the exam.

為什麼是she study 而不是studies呢?

that後面的子句(that-clauses)是 subjunctive mood(虛擬語氣),

動詞的時態是subjunctive form,動詞維持原形不用變化。

不過,英式英文中suggest跟上述美式用法就不一樣了。

His doctor suggests that he stops smoking. (子句的動詞有變化)

His doctor suggested that he stopped smoking.(子句的動詞有變化)

The doctor suggests that he should stop smoking. (習慣會加上should)

延伸閱讀[英文筆記][用法] suggest + that 之外 還可以怎麼用

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