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Hi,

I have no problems with these:

a) I suggest doing X.
b) I suggest [that] Y [should] do X.

But I'm stuck with a sentence where "to do" is replaced by "not to do":

a1) I suggest not doing X. (I reckon this is fine)
a2) I suggest not to do X. (???)
b1) I suggest [that] Y shouldn't do X. (I reckon this is fine)
b2) I suggest [that] Y [not do | don't] X. (this sounds terribly bad!)

Here's the sentence I'm trying to write (it's for a research paper):

1. "Issues of availability, together with constraints on time and scope of the research, suggested not interviewing any member of the scientific committee."
2. "Issues of availability, together with constraints on time and scope of the research, suggested not to interview any member of the scientific committee."
3. "Issues of availability, together with constraints on time and scope of the research, suggested that no member of the scientific committee should be interviewed."


I'd go for no. 1 (no. 3 seems to carry a different meaning ... or am I wrong?), but I am not sure about that. What do you think?
I'm also trying (with little, if any, success) to work out the general pattern.

Thank you!

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No, it's not correct.
AnonymousIsn't it correct? I suggest that he doesn't do anything.
Most speakers of BrE would consider it correct.
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