expressing suggestion

Discussion in 'English Only' started by jancho, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. jancho Senior Member

    Czech
    How to express suggestion in English language?

    example:

    Would you like to ...?
     
  2. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
    Hello jancho,

    Your question is unclear. Would you like to is usually a polite, gentle way of asking if a person either wants to do something or is willing to do it. It may also be used to suggest that the person ought to do something.

    We need, as always, context.
     
  3. jancho Senior Member

    Czech
    You are at home and everything gets boring. Using what means could you suggest doing something? Like going to the cinema, going for a walk...
     
  4. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    This is boring ~ shall we go to the cinema?
    I'm bored ~ do you fancy going for a walk?

    ...
    others.
     
  5. AngelEyes Senior Member

    English - United States
    Ewie suggests very nicely-spoken examples.

    A normal, average American would be to-the-point direct:

    "I'm bored. Let's ..."

    a. "...do something."
    b. "...go for a walk."
    c. "...go someplace."
    d. "...take a drive."
    c. "...see/catch a movie."

    AngelEyes
     

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