Shall I bring you some water ? John …… to bring me some ....

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sb70012

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Azerbaijani/Persian
Shall I bring you some water ? John …… to bring me some water.
a)permitted
b)offered (Answer Key)
c)suggested
d)requested

Source: school exam

Hello,
Can we also use option C [suggested] in the above question or not?

Thank you.
 
  • Scholiast

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    Greetings!

    Idiomatically, one cannot "suggest to" - at least in BrE: this would need a "that..." clause ("J. suggested that he might bring some water" would be fine, if stylistically a little awkward). So your answer key was right.

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