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    Hi friends ,

    Is the following sentence gramatically accurate?

    -It is strongly recommended to comply with regulations.

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    Default Re: is this accurate?

    It is strongly recommended that you comply with the regulations.

    (similar with: It is strongly recommended that you obey the rules /abide by them)..
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    It is strongly recommended to comply with regulations.
    It is strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.

    As you are probably referring to some stated regulations, you ought to put ''THE'' prior to ''regulations''.

    All the best!

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    Hi friends
    Points well granted.
    Many thaks for the responses.

    cheers
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    Default Re: is this accurate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    It is strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.

    As you are probably referring to some stated regulations, you ought to put ''THE'' prior to ''regulations''.

    All the best!
    Sorry Jason, but "to comply" is not correct (as Bianca pointed out). I'm sure it was an oversight
    Just to add:
    1. the "that" is optional (It is strongly recommended you comply with the regulations)
    2. "recommend" is one of the so-called subjunctive verbs, which means the that-clause verb should be in its base or simple form. You only really notice this when he/she/one is used (It is strongly recommended he comply with the recommendations)
    3. I believe some BrE speakers would use "should" here. (It is strongly recommended you should comply...) Perhaps a BrE speaker could comment on this!


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    Default Re: is this accurate?

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    It is strongly recommended that you comply with the regulations.

    (similar with: It is strongly recommended that you obey the rules /abide by them)..
    similar to

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiona bramble View Post
    Sorry Jason, but "to comply" is not correct (as Bianca pointed out). I'm sure it was an oversight
    I thought that if there is no one to whom a recommendation is given, then you could use the to-infinitive:

    It is strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.

    However, if you want someone to be given a recommendation to, then you use the subjunctive:

    It is strongly recommended that you/he/they (should) comply with the regulations.

    or

    You/They are strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.
    He is strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I thought that if there is no one to whom a recommendation is given, then you could use the to-infinitive:

    It is strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.

    However, if you want someone to be given a recommendation to, then you use the subjunctive:

    It is strongly recommended that you/he/they (should) comply with the regulations.

    or

    You/They are strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.
    He is strongly recommended to comply with the regulations.

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    Hi Engee30
    You are right; it is possible to use an infinitive or for+infinitive in this type of adjective complement construction. I have no problem switching the adjective (e.g. It is important/necessary/vital [for one] to comply with the regulations) and being happy with the rule but for some reason "recommended" with this structure doesn't sound right even though it should fit the form.
    Perhaps it's just me? Anyone else out there with a comment?
    Thanks for pointing that out, Engee
    Fiona

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