Tanto en español como en inglés se puede hacer una propuesta o dar un consejo en forma de una pregunta lo que es más cortés que hacerlo de forma afirmativa. Al usar el subjuntivo o formularlo de manera negativa (no debes ir....) es todavía más cortés. La tabla abajo muestra los verbos que pueden servir para hacer propuestas o dar consejos.

verbo forma afirmación
must afirmación You must come and visit us in our new home.
You simply must think of others, too.
shall pregunta Shall we get you some help? Shall we have a party for your birthday?
should pregunta
Shouldn't you try and solve the problem, before you go on holidays?
You should be honest to yourself first and then try to advise others.
can pregunta
Can't we go to the movies tonight?
You can ask your teacher for some advise, she might be able to help you.
could pregunta
Could we have dinner at our favourite restaurant?
You still could apologise to her.
would pregunta
Wouldn't it be advisable / wise / better / nicer etc. to do it this way?
I would prefer / advise / think it better to change plans.

Como en los capítulos anteriores también es posible proponer o aconsejar algo con un verbo pleno.

forma ejemplo
imperativo Let's go for dinner, shall we.
pregunta con 'Why' Why don't we go for a walk, the weather is so nice.
pregunta con 'What' What am I to do about this problem?
frase condicional 'if I were you' I would not go and buy a car with no money if I were you.
frase condicional 'if you ask me' If you ask me, I would go to the sea and just have a good time.
to advise He advised me to go to see a doctor.
The best thing is She said, the best thing was to go and ask.
had better You had better check the tires before going on a long trip with the car.

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