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suggest otherwise Hi, I always know this use of the word 'suggest', still I have a question about why the transitive verb 'suggest' isn't followed by any object but an adverb only. Thank you.
Sep 25, 2019 2:20 AM
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If you are asking about the specific phrase 'suggest otherwise', I think that (a) it's a little idiomatic, and (b) that 'otherwise' is a shorter version of 'something else'. I'm not sure - perhaps there is a stricter grammatical explanation?
September 25, 2019
Thank you both!
September 25, 2019
I think Gary is right that this is just idiomatic. I can't think of any other adverb that would make sense after "suggest."
September 25, 2019
Your question is a little confusing. Are you asking about the specific phrase 'suggest otherwise'?
September 25, 2019
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