Originally Posted by Crowley
Suggests sounds right, but suggest is grammatically correct. Better to avoid altogether and rewrite the sentence IMO.
There's an article here about which is correct:
The conclusion IMO is that a discussion about grammar are a waste of time. This happens with a few terms like myriad, which is synonymous with many. People more often say a myriad of problems (a many of problems) rather than myriad problems (many problems) but it comes down to what sounds right. Language is there to be interpreted and what matters is how it's received, not how it's delivered. If the reception is bad, the delivery needs changing. For example 'could care less' is wrong and the reception of that is bad so the delivery needs to be corrected.
This sort of thing will happen more with online media as it tends to be more colloquial and it's also produced more quickly. I read a national news site's article recently, I think it was about the Irish girls beaten with a baseball bat and it said one of the girls would be combined to a wheelchair. I just happened to scan past it and something didn't seem right, then I realised it was supposed to read confined to a wheelchair. If these sort of things happen with national newspapers, it's going to happen with blogs and people need to be more forgiving. It's fair enough if the errors change the meaning significantly or make it hard to understand what is being said but if the meaning is conveyed adequately, the job is done.