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Making suggestions

February 22nd, 2015 in English for children

To suggest that you and the person you are talking to can do something use the phrase Why don’t we…?

  • Why don’t we get that car repaired?
  • Why don’t we give them their dues?
  • Why don’t we do something about that letter from the tax people?
  • Why don’t we buy some new furniture?
  • Why don’t we postpone the meeting?
  • Why don’t we seek expert advice?
  • Why don’t we buy some flowers for mom?
  • Why don’t we play a game of chess?
  • Why don’t we make another attempt?

To suggest that somebody should do something, use Why don’t you…?

  • Why don’t you apply for that job?
  • Why don’t you tell her that you love her?
  • Why don’t you go on a diet?
  • Why don’t you consult a doctor?
  • Why don’t you discuss your problems with your boss?

Another way of making suggestions to your friends and people at work is to use the phrase We could…

  • We could hold a party in our farmhouse.
  • We could ask Ram to join us.
  • We could consult a specialist.
  • We could ask them to help.
  • We could meet at the restaurant.
  • We could go for a walk.
  • We could watch a movie.

If you want to do something with your friends or people you work with, use Let’s…

  • Let’s invite our friends.
  • Let’s stay a bit longer.
  • Let’s eat out tonight.
  • Let’s go for a walk.

Use Shall we…? to make a suggestion and see if other people agree with you.

  • Shall we order a pizza?
  • Shall we invite them to our party?
  • Shall we go for a drive?