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I am good enough at framing sentences, but not able to put my views in English just because I don't have good knowledge of vocabulary and idioms. I really like to use idioms but don't know much. Could you suggest me the best way to improve my vocabulary and idioms.
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Read a lot of English newspapers, magazines, and books. Look up every word you don't understand in a dictionary. Be sure to use these new words every chance you get, whether in speaking or writing English.

CJ
Just a short comment about the mistake you made in using suggest.
In your context, recommend should be used not suggest.
Their structures are as below;

Suggest:
1. Sugest something to somebody
2. suggest doing something
3. Suggest that somebody should do something

Recommend:
1. Recommend something to somebody
2. Recommed doing something
3. Recommedn that somebody should do something
4. Recommend somebody something

Cheers
Hamid
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hrsaneiIn your context, recommend should be used not suggest.
I don't see anything wrong in using suggest, do you, CJ?
Both recommend and suggest have different meanings, dear Hamid.

Twink: Could you suggest me the best way to improve my vocabulary and idioms?
Prajwal
Twink used "suggest" unidiomatically. You can't suggest a person anything. You can suggest something they might like.
Hi.
I am just expressing my impression about these words. I could be totally wrong.
The word that comes right after suggest is the object of suggestion, so I can say I suggest you to the committe member.
That is the way I was taught and seen in different contexts.
Lets see what others say.
Regards
Hamid
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prajwalkrI don't see anything wrong in using suggest, do you, CJ?
It seems this thread has taken a detour from "learning idioms and vocabulary" to "the grammar of suggest and recommend"!

Here's the sentence again:

Could you suggest me the best way to improve my vocabulary and idioms.

Here are its woes and complaints:

1 There's no question mark at the end.

2 'suggest me (something)' is ungrammatical.

3 'suggest the best way' is somewhat anomalous. We normally suggest one of several options. If there is a best way to do something and we know what it is, we can only tell / state / say what it is; we can't 'suggest' it. Thus, we say, "Please tell me the best way to ..." but "Please suggest a good way to ..."

4 (finicky point) Is it really a matter of improving the vocabulary and idioms?
In what way are we to make the vocabulary and idioms better?

5 (personal preference) I'd like the sentence to start with "Can", not "Could".
________

Possible rephrasings.

Can you suggest a good way for me to improve my ability to use vocabulary and idioms?
Can you suggest a good way for me to increase my knowledge of vocabulary and idioms?

CJ
Thanks a lot for your suggestion CJ. I actually forgot to even visiting this website because I was using some other website. So it took too long to respond to your valuable comments. Sorry for that.
Prajwal, I'm not sure but is it correct in formal english to say " in my dictionary.." while we talk about the vocabulary knowledge that we have. And what you say CJ about this?
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