I would like to inquire about the accurate usage of the word "rather". I Googled "i suggest rather" and "i rather suggest". They both were used before or after a verb. I am not sure if the usage after a verb is correct. For example:
Sam: I'd like to take this exam next year. John: I'd rather suggest that you take it this year.
Sam: I'd like to take this exam next year. John: I'd suggest rather that you take it this year.
Rather is an adverb:
Quote from Cambridge dictionary: "We can put adverbs and adverb phrases at the front, in the middle or at the end of a clause". (Adverbs and adverb phrases: position)
I feel both sentences are correct, but the second usage of "rather" is not bold, it is lighter?