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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