How to say “I suggest adding [something]”

I said to my employee:

I suggest adding dtUpdate column to the table.

For me it sounds wrong. I want to say:

I suggest to add dtUpdate column to the table.

But I know by verb pattern this is wrong.


Suggest doing something is perfectly fine, and idiomatic.

I suggested going in my car.

Thus, to restore the fun and integrity to the sport, I suggest implementing the following rules.

If you want it avoid the 405 this weekend, I suggest cutting through Cold Water Canyon.

As for using suggest + infinitive, the Corpus of Contemporary American English doesn’t have any sentence using suggest that way.

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