Unit 33. Subjunctive (I suggest you do)
I suggest (that) you take a vacation.
You can use the subjunctive after these verbs: suggest propose recommend insist demand
They insisted (that) we have dinner with them.
I insisted (that) he have dinner with me.
He demanded (that) she apologize to him.
The doctor recommended (that) I rest for a few days.
You can use the subjunctive for the present, past, or future: I insist (that) you come with us.
They insisted (that) I go with them.
Note the subjunctive be (usually passive): I insisted (that) something be done about the problem.
The chairperson proposed (that) the plans be changed.
C. They insisted on my having dinner with them, (see Unit 57a)
Other structures are possible after insist and suggest:
It was a beautiful evening, so I suggested going for a walk, (see Unit 51)
You cannot use the infinitive after suggest: She suggested that he buy some new clothes, (not suggested him to buy)
What do you suggest I do? (not suggest me to do)
D. She suggested that he should buy some new clothes.
Should is sometimes used instead of the subjunctive.
The doctor recommended that I should rest for a few days.