To suggest is to offer an idea. It’s often used as a polite way of asking someone to do something.
- May I suggest something?
- I’m looking for some ideas. What do you suggest?
- Eric suggests that we try that new Ethiopian place that opened up in St. Paul. (This sentence is in the present tense.)
- The governor is suggesting that more money needs to be spent on early childhood education.
- If you would like to suggest your ideas, you can email the owner.
- It was suggested by a player on the soccer team that practice be scheduled a little earlier in the day. (The verb "suggest" is in the passive voice in this sentence.)
The word "suggestion" is a noun:
- May I make a suggestion?
- That’s a good suggestion. (That’s a good idea.)
- Suggestions are always welcome.
- What is your suggestion?
- What kinds of suggestions are being made by the customers?
- You made a very good suggestion.
- Our supervisor said that he would consider our suggestion for increasing salaries.
He has a suggestion that he would like to make.
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May 30, 2015