The language of suggesting: Advise, Recommend, Suggest, Propose

Verb Patterns

ADVISE, RECOMMEND, SUGGEST, PROPOSE, other


ADVISE

to advise somebody to do something

to advise somebody not to do sth / against doing sth

to advise a client on a matter

to advise that …

to advise why / what etc.


RECOMMEND

to recommend sth to sm (never “I recommend you the hotel”)

to recommend doing sth

to recommend that … (should)


SUGGEST

to suggest doing sth (never “I suggest to go there”)

to suggest sth to sm (never “I suggest you the book”)

to suggest that …. (should)


PROPOSE

to propose doing sth

to propose that …. (should)


other ways and phrases

you could … / should … / ought to … / might as well …

why don’t you consider …

It’s advisable / recommended / suitable to do sth

It’s strongly advised that …

I’d advise doing that

Another suggestion / proposal / solution / recommendation could be …