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    This example is from an FCE study book, but is it correct?

    "I'd recommend you to study more if you want to pass."

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    It seems correct to me- polite form + real situation.

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    I do not find it acceptable in US English. But I could easily believe that it would be acceptable in other dialects.

    I would say, "I recommend that you study more..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It seems correct to me- polite form + real situation.
    Is there a missing "for"?

    "recommend for you to ...."

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    I don't think so. I would use the version Kaboodles used, but I don't see the stucture as wrong, nor why it would require 'for'.

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    How about:
    I recommend to you to study more if you want to pass.

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    OOh- a spot of rhetoric. That would work, especially if accompanied by a pointed finger, and a booming voice would help.

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    Oh! It is a good thing you told me that. I thought "I recommend that you study..." was more authoritative in tone. These are details when you're learning a languge, but you might sometimes get in trouble if you don't know them.

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