Suggest / Beg

#1

Hi,

Could you tell me the rationale behind the use of to in the following sentences?

I suggest you to go home.
I recommend you to go home.
I propose you to go home.
I advise you to go home.
I want you to go home.
I implore you to go home.
I beg you to go home.

I am pretty sure it is because you can suggest, recommend, or propose an idea, but not a person. Could someone state the rule in English-teacher speak?

Thanks.

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#2

As far as I can see there are some verbs that require an infinitive with ‘to’ while others are just followed by a bare infinitive. Also, verbs such as suggest, propose can be followed by clauses that start the conjunction that:

I suggest that you ask Frank.

You can leave out the ‘that’ and get ‘I suggest you ask Frank’.

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