Sebagai Sarana Menyambung Tali Persaudaraan dan Memajukan Ekonomi Bangsa

MODAL VERBS : SUGGESTIONS, ADVICE (SHALL, SHOULD, OUGHT TO)

A. We can use shall + infinitive to offer help and to make suggestion :

–         Offering help

A : I don’t think I’m going to be able to get through all these letters

B : Shall I give you a hand?

–         Making suggestions

A : I need to have a word with you about the new project

B : OK. Shall we meet this afternoon at 1.30

Note : That we can only use Shall I …………….? And Shall we…….? In this way? we cannot say Shall he……..?,  Shall you………….? Etc.

B. There are a number of other phrases we can use in informal English for making suggestion :

–         Where shall we go for lunch?

–         Let’s go to that new restaurant?

–         How about going to that new restaurant?

–         What about going to that new restaurant?

In more formal English we can use the verbs suggest and advise :

–         I suggest that you read the contract carefully

–         I advice that you read the contract carefully

C. We can should and ought to + infinitive, to give advice or to express obligation relating to the present or the future (see also must and have to)

–         You should keep an accountant of all your expense (this refer to the present)

When you go to the conference next week, you ought to give Mr. Franks a ring (this refers to the future)

Sumber : Hand Out English Professional I Stie PGRI DEWANTARA JOMBANG by Ida Setyawati, S.Pd, M.Pd

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