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    any nuance?

    I do not recommend that you take this pill.
    I recommend that you not take this pill.


    Thank you.

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    Re: any nuance?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    I do not recommend that you take this pill.
    I recommend that you not take this pill.


    Thank you.
    There is generally no nuance in the form chosen. In usage, they mean the same. Any nuance will come with the context and the way the sentences are spoken.
    I recommend that you not take this pill.
    I recommend that you not take this pill. [But I can't stop you]
    Similarly for the other form.

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    Re: any nuance?

    I prefer 'I recommend that you do not take this pill'.

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    Re: any nuance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I prefer 'I recommend that you do not take this pill'.

    Rover
    So do I. I forgot about that when answering the main point.

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    Re: any nuance?

    Thank you both, Rover and Raymott.

    Have you noticed this thread started by joham? His supplementary question remains unanswered. Would you say something about it?
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ts-do-not.html

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    Re: any nuance?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    Thank you both, Rover and Raymott.

    Have you noticed this thread started by joham? His supplementary question remains unanswered. Would you say something about it?
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ts-do-not.html
    To be honest, they both sound OK to me. But the form with the auxiliary "do" is probably more grammatical.
    "I recommend that you not do something."
    "I recommend that you do not do something."

    We say: "Take this pill" and "Don't take this pill", not "Not take this pill."
    "I recommend that you take ..."
    "I recommend that you don't take ..."

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