Menggunakan "Suggest"

Suggest dapat digunakan dengan tiga cara yang berbeda dengan arti yang identik atau mirip. Pola ini mungkin agak sedikit sulit untuk dikuasai, sehingga perhatikan detailnya. Suggest dapat diikuti langsung oleh gerund atau oleh kata sifat kepemilikan (possessive adjective) + gerund saat gerund tidak merujuk ke subjek kalimat.

Contoh
  • He suggested going to Glastonbury.
  • He suggested my going to Glastonbury.
  • I suggested visiting your grandmother.
  • I suggested your visiting your grandmother.

Suggest juga dapat diikuti oleh that + subjek + should + kata kerja, tetapi dalam klausa-klausa berikut, that dan should dapat dihilangkan sehingga hanya subjek setelah kata kerja suggest.

Contoh
  • He suggests that I should go to New York.
  • He suggests that I go to New York.
  • He suggests I should go to New York.
  • He suggests I go to New York.

Suggest dapat diikuti oleh kata benda jika artinya sudah diketahui dengan jelas dari konteks.

Contoh
  • What kind of ice cream are you having? I suggest chocolate.
  • I suggest Jim for this project.
  • He suggested the Toyota Prius instead of another hybrid car.
  • If you are allergic to hair, I suggest a bird or a fish as a pet.

Terakhir, suggest dapat diikuti oleh question word + infinitive.

Contoh
  • He suggested where to go.
  • I suggested what to see.
  • You suggested when to leave.
  • They suggested which coat to buy.