Giving Suggestions

All the time, people ask us to give an opinion or advice. Today, we’ll see some excellent phrases to do so.


Have you tried …?” is a great way to exercise using Present Perfect tense and also ask if the person has tried the thing you are about to suggest.

Example: Have you tried restarting the database?


One idea is to…” is a perfect way to start brainstorming different solutions to a problem.

Example: One idea is to resubmit the resume and call them to confirm they have received it.


My advice is…” as you might have guessed, is a phrase you can use to take responsibility and tell the person what to do.

Example: My advice is to apply for the job. There’s nothing you can lose.


With “in my experience,…” you can tell a similar story and what you did when you faced such a challenge.

Example: In my experience, if you ruin your reputation, you are done.



With “if I were you…” you tell what you would do if you had this problem.

Example: If I were you, I would call them and report the accident.


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