Hi teachers,

Could you tell me if this sentence needs any corrections?

However, I strongly recommend you to send an “e-mail reminder” to all your students. It seems to be that some of them keep thinking in summer time!!

Thanks in advance
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Grammatically, it is ok.

You could write it as:

"However, I strongly recommend that you send an e-mail reminder to all your students. It seems that some of them keep [thinking in summer time!!]"

I imagine that you mean they are getting the times wrong? This could be worded a little better. I assume you don't mean they think about the summer time and their holidays... but I'm not sure.
Hi free_spirit,

Thank you once again.

free_spirit I assume you don't mean they think about the summer time and their holidays... but I'm not sure.
Quite the opposite, What I mean is that they still thinking about their holidays.

I didn't express myself very well. So sorry for it!Emotion: embarrassed

TS
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Hi -

Two things, and please read the second one because it will make a difference.

Things one is about this point: there is no need for quotes around "e-mail reminder." Your are not using that phrase in a new or unexpected way. Just say "send and e-mail remidner" without the quotes. An informal but easily understood way to say what you want to say is perhaps "a part of their brains might still be on summer vacation."

Thing two: Your thread titles are all the same, or really, really similar. "Need correction" etc. That makes it very hard to tell if there are duplicate posts or to see if the one someone has responded to has gotten many more replies. Please give you threads unique and meaningful titles. This one could have been "An e-mail reminder" or "Still thinking about the summer" or just about anything that related to your actual content and not the need for a correction. I avoid many of your posts because I can't tell at a glance if it's one I read and knew someone had already given a good answer to. Unique titles till make me want to come to your threads more often. I'm sure I"m not alone in this.
Hi Grammar Geek,

Thanks a lot for your advices. I should tell you that I'm in this forum just because of you. A year ago, September in fact, you told me about this forum and how to enter here. You probably don't remember, but I do!Emotion: cake

It has been a great help to me. Saying thank you, it is really not enough.

Grammar GeekI avoid many of your posts because I can't tell at a glance if it's one I read and knew someone had already given a good answer to. Unique titles till make me want to come to your threads more often. I'm sure I"m not alone in this.
Point taken!

If that is the reason I'll do just as you've said, but sometimes my questions are about short stories that I wrote or changed from the original. Could you recomend what to write for these cases?

Best regardsEmotion: smile

TS
Thinking Spainrecommend you to send
No. recommend that you send.

The same goes for suggest.

*I suggest you to try the cake. No.

I suggest that you try the cake. Yes.

And propose.

*They proposed us to take the southern route. No.

They proposed that we take the southern route. Yes.

But not for advise.

I advise you to wait another day before responding. Yes.

I advise that you wait another day before responding. Also OK.

Also: There is no such word as advices. It's always singular: advice.

CJ
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Well, I'm happy to hear I was the reason you first came here.

You could give titles like A Paragraph from Five Sundays in August" (or whatever the title of your story is).
Hi Jim,

Thank you for your correction and the 'advice'.Emotion: smile

Wrong one

However, I strongly recommend you to send an “e-mail reminder” to all your students. It seems to be that some of them keep thinking in summer time!!

Right One

However, I strongly recommend that you send an “e-mail reminder” to all your students. It seems to be that some of them keep thinking in summer time!!

So, the verbs, 'recommend, suggest, and propose' never take an object pronoun after them. They take a 'that clause'. Is that so?

Best regards

Conrad
Hi Grammar Geek,

Thank you for your suggestion. I sure will.

Best regards

TS
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