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    Hi, can anyone please tell me which of the following sentences is correct?

    He recommended me a good restaurant.
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    He recommnended a good restaurant to me.

    I think it's the second because it's the restaurant that's being recommended. Am I correct?

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    Default Re: Direct & Indirect Objects

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Hi, can anyone please tell me which of the following sentences is correct?

    He recommended me a good restaurant.
    OR
    He recommnended a good restaurant to me.

    I think it's the second because it's the restaurant that's being recommended. Am I correct?

    Thanks
    You are right. The second one is correct.

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    Default Re: Direct & Indirect Objects

    Thanks!

    So, in that sentence it is important to put the indirect object after the direct object - why? Because in the next sentence it doesn't matter.

    I gave the waiter 50 euros.
    I gave 50 euros to the waiter.

    I can't find a rule that tells me how to decide where they direct and indirect object go depending on the sentence.

    I hope you can help.

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    Default Re: Direct & Indirect Objects

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    I can't find a rule that tells me how to decide where they direct and indirect object go depending on the sentence.

    I hope you can help.
    I am afraid we can't. You just have to learn what patterns are possible with each verb as you meet it.

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