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    Cool recommend


    Does the structure: "to recommend someone to do something" exist?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: recommend

    It gets a few hits on google but I always correct it when I proofread - because the grammatical object of this sentence is not the actual object (you are not recommending 'him'). I think there is confusion with 'advise' - you can 'advise him to go home' because 'him' is both the grammatical and the intended object.

    We do say 'recommend [object] to [indirect object]'/'recommend [indirect object] [direct object]':

    I recommended this book to him

    I recommended him this book


    I recommend that you go home

    or you can drop the 'that' in more informal speech:

    I recommend you go home

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