Learn English  
  Blue Level  
  Red Level  
  Yellow Level  
  Green Level  
  Purple Level  
  Orange Level  
  Violet Level  
  Video Lessons  
  American Speech  
  How to Learn  
  U.S. Citizenship  



May 30, 2015



To suggest is to offer an idea. It's often used as a polite way of asking someone to do something.

simple past past participle
  • 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.

idea guy He has a suggestion that he would like to make.


Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.






© 2015 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.