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tommy1996
Vietnam

transformation
 
what is right?
Why don t you use this computer?
-> I suggest .....................................
1/ I suggest using this computer.
2/ I suggest (that) you (should) use this computer.
Thanks  

21 Jan 2018      



FrauSue
France

For me, both of your options sound fine, but I would tend to use (2) without the words in parentheses.

21 Jan 2018     



[email protected]
United Kingdom

As FrauSue says, all correct but number 2 without brackets is the  most natural in normal circumstances

21 Jan 2018     



letalex
Greece

both are correct, with or without the words in brackets. The use of gerund indicates that the speaker is also included in the action. That is ,by saying "I suggest using " you mean that you will also use the computer. Hope I helped!

22 Jan 2018     



yanogator
United States

I disagree with letalex. To me, "I suggest using..." doesn t imply anything about the speaker.
 
Bruce 

22 Jan 2018     



redcamarocruiser
United States

I agree with Bruce. If you want to include the speaker, you could use the pronoun we . I suggest we use the computer. I suggest we begin by using the computer.

22 Jan 2018     



fatima24
Algeria

what about: I suggest him to use that computer?

23 Jan 2018     



yanogator
United States

No, fatima24. That won t work. You can t use "I suggest - person - infinitive"
 
Bruce 

24 Jan 2018