What is the difference between "to offer" and "to suggest"? Thank you.
Jul 30, 2014 11:00 AM
Answers · 6
"Offer" means "do you want this?" or "how about this?". You are offering the other person a choice to do/have something or not to do/have it. "A offers tea to B" = A says to B "do you want tea?". B has the choice of accepting the tea or not accepting it. "A offers to drive B home" = A says to B "Do you want me to drive you home?" B can say "yes please" or "no thank you" "Suggest" means "I think you should do this". You are offering the other person advice. "A suggests B drink tea" = A says to B "I think you should drink tea". A is not saying "I will give you tea", but "You should drink tea". B can take this advice or not. "A suggests B consult a lawyer" - A says to B "you should consult a lawyer". A is not offering to be a lawyer, only telling B that B should consult a lawyer. B can take this advice or leave it. Have a nice day! Ms.Gigi
July 30, 2014
You offer something. He offered me a drink. You offer to do something. He offered to get me a drink. You suggest something. 'How about a drink?' You suggest doing something together, or you suggest that someone does something. 'How about having a drink?'
July 30, 2014
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