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I suggest you not asking who is going to the party
which the following is correct?
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Unfortunately, neither of your sentences is correct. This is what we use:
I suggest that you don't ask who is going to the party.
I suggest that you not ask who is going to the party.
The second one is quite formal nowadays and is not used so frequently.
Mister Micawber This is what we use:
Yih Woei KhooBut what my teacher taught me was "suggest+gerund" and the second sentence does not sound right to me1) Neither of the two sentences has "suggest" followed by a gerund.
2) "suggest" need not always be followed by a gerund.
3) The second sentence sounds very good to me.
It has been suggested that the manager will resign...
Suggest doing sth. He suggested asking her father ...
Suggest how/where/what The therapist suggested how he could cope with this...
Suggest somebody for something
I suggested that he should take legal advice
I suggested (that) he take legal advice
I suggested (that) he took legal advice.