Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Are all (or any) of these sentences correct:

a) "Could you suggest ME ways to improve my English?"

b) "Could you suggest ways BY WHICH I could improve my English?

c) "Could you suggest ways HOW I could improve my English?"

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  • 1 month ago
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    First one needs to be "suggest to me", not "suggest me" because suggest is a transitive verb and without a preposition me is the direct subject of the verb. With the "to", me becomes the indirect subject and ways the direct subject. "Suggest me" can only be used where you are what is being suggested, like: "Could you suggest me for a role in the community musical?" Or at least that's what I would say as a native English speaker. In US English it may be regarded differently as I am aware is the case for verbs such as "write" and "gift."

    You could leave the "to me" bit implicit and just put, "Could you suggest ways to improve my English."

    The second is correct but very formal and a little old-fashioned.

    The third should be either, "Can you suggest ways THAT I could improve my English," or, " Can you suggest how I could improve my English," without the "ways".

    Other options are: "Could you suggest ways of improving my English," or, "Could you suggest how to improve my English."

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    a) "Could you suggest [TO] me ways to improve my English?"

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    a)  is not correct.

    Leave out ME, or add "for"

    "Could you suggest ways for me to improve my English?"

    b)  is correct.

    c)  is correct, but awkward.

    It would be better if you leave out WAYS

     "Could you suggest HOW I could improve my English?"

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