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    Default 'gerund' and 'to infinitive'

    Dear teachers,

    I have these sentences:

    The doctor recommended she have surgery.
    The doctor recommended her to have surgery.
    The doctor recommended having surgery.

    Are they right?

    if I use 'suggested' in place of 'recommended', the second 'll be wrong, won't it?
    Please help me.
    Thanks a lot.
    Warmest regards,

    An Di

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    Default Re: 'gerund' and 'to infinitive'

    I'd say:
    The doctor recommended she had/has surgery. (I wouldn't use the present subjunctive here, but as a British speaker, I never use it)
    The others are fine.

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