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    recommend a specialist to me/me to a specialist

    He recommended a specialist to me/me to a specialist.

    Do the two collocations work as well in both BrE and AmE?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: recommend a specialist to me/me to a specialist

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    He recommended a specialist to me/me to a specialist.

    Do the two collocations work as well in both BrE and AmE?

    Thank you in advance.
    He recommended a specialist to me. = I need a specialist but don't know which one to choose; he recommends one to me.

    He recommended me to a specialist. = He's talking to the specialist. Then he tells the specialist "I really recommend this guy, he's a really great patient!".

    If he is a patient and specialist is a doctor, then 1. makes more sense, barring some special contexts.

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