Presentation on theme: "Useful Sentence Patterns Giving Advice. should /ought to had better Advise / recommend / suggest / warn / urge It is advisable / better … to … If I were."— Presentation transcript:
Useful Sentence Patterns Giving Advice
should /ought to had better Advise / recommend / suggest / warn / urge It is advisable / better … to … If I were …, I would …
Should / Ought to Subject + should (not) + verb (bare infinitive) Susan should drive carefully on a highway. Subject + ought + verb ( to-infinitive) Susan ought to drive carefully on a highway. Subject + ought not + verb (bare / to infinitive) Susan ought not to drive too fast. Susan ought not quarrel with her classmates again.
Had better Subject + had better + verb (bare infinitive) She had better explain these instructions clearly to her children. We do not use it talk about obligations in the past Always takes the form ‘had better’
Advise/Recommend/ Suggest/warn/urge (1) Pattern 1 Subject + verb + object + to-infinitive The doctor advised the patient to take a complete rest.
Advise/Recommend/ Suggest/warn/urge (2) Pattern 2 Subject + verb + object + preposition + noun Her father advised her against gambling.
Advise/Recommend/ Suggest/warn/urge (3) Pattern 3 Subject + verb + that-clause (should/bare inf) Johnson recommended that we should leave him alone.
Advise/Recommend/ Suggest/warn/urge (4) Subject + verb + noun / phrase / gerund The supervisor advised an early start. Anna suggested going home.