Mar 012013
 

In this BBC How to… make a suggestion programme, we look at language you can use when you want to make a suggestion.
We listen to a discussion in the BBC Learning English offices. A member of the team is leaving to go and work somewhere else and her colleagues are planning a party for her. We look at some of the expressions they use as they come up with ideas about what to do for the party.

 
Transcript:

Language for making suggestions
Question opener + subject + infinitive without ‘to’
Why don’t I
you
we
they
buy…?

go…?

meet…?

Why doesn’t he/she
Shall I
we
Question opener + infinitive without ‘to’
I, you,
he, she, we
should
could
say…
arrange…
talk…
eat…
get…
Let’s
Why not
Note
Perhaps and maybe can both be used before ‘could’ and ‘should’ if you want to sound more polite.Examples:
Perhaps we could phone them.
Maybe we should have a big party.

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