What about this answer? She suggested to have/had a beer that day. I'm confused between have and had. Please explain?


Peter Shor posted 'I think your answer was not so much incorrect as 100 years out of date. "Suggested to go" would have been fine around 1900.' in response to a very similar question on ELU.

She suggested going for a beer that day.

is one common way of expressing this without using direct speech; another is

She suggested that we {go / should go / went} for a beer that day.

(All of these latter three alternatives are given by Quirk in ACGEL, and mentioned as being widely used by speakers of standard English by Pullum.)

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