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    Default indicated, appointed, recommended?

    hi,
    how do you say in English a person who is recommended (for a job for example) by someone else?
    can I say "William, you have been indicated/recommended/appointed by John as a very good professional"?
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    Default Re: indicated, appointed, recommended?

    "William, John has indicated that you may the the right person for the job." >> he has suggested you may be the right person for the job

    "William, you have been recommended by John for the job." >> he has advised that this is the person to appoint.



    "Congratulations, William, John has appointed you to the job."

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    Default Re: indicated, appointed, recommended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "William, John has indicated that you may the the right person for the job." >> he has suggested you may be the right person for the job

    "William, you have been recommended by John for the job." >> he has advised that this is the person to appoint.



    "Congratulations, William, John has appointed you to the job."
    Hi,
    How about the following sentence, please? I think I have seen it in formal and informal texts: ''You have been referred to [me] as a very good professional.''. Can I say that the meaning is "people have told me that you are a very good professional''? Also, is the preposition ''to'' after ''referred'' a mandatory part of the expression?
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    Default Re: indicated, appointed, recommended?

    You could use that as a sentence, but it would be mor normal to say "You have been referred to me as [being] professional".

    Yes and yes - in this context, "to" is mandatory after "referred".

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