suggest 的用法有三種,而三種會有相同或相似的意思。用法的結構可能會有點複雜、不好掌握,因此請注意細節。suggest 可以直接在後面接動名詞,或接所有格形容詞 + 動名詞,而這裡的動名詞就不是指句子的主詞了。

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

suggest 也可以接 that + 主詞 + should + 動詞的句型,但在這些子句中,that 和 should 都可以省略不用,直接將主詞接在動詞 suggest 後即可。

  • 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.

如果語境已經清楚地表達意思,suggest 後面就可以接名詞。

  • 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.

最後,suggest 可以接疑問詞 + 不定詞

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