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    #1

    recommend you a good tutor for you.

    Some part of the underlined seems redundant, so I guess it should be corrected to
    "recommend a good tutor to/for you", what do you think?

    from my workbook
    ex) I know a lot of English teachers. I can recommend you a good tutor for you.

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    Re: recommend you a good tutor for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Some part of the underlined seems redundant, so I guess it should be corrected to
    "recommend a good tutor to/for you", what do you think?

    from my workbook
    ex) I know a lot of English teachers. I can recommend you a good tutor for you.
    It is a frequent mistake to see "recommend you" when " ecommend TO you" is meant."

    The original is not simply redundant. It's wrong.

    Your correction is right.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: recommend you a good tutor for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It is a frequent mistake to see "recommend you" when " ecommend TO you" is meant."

    The original is not simply redundant. It's wrong.

    Your correction is right.
    Thanks a lot!! "recommend a good tutor to you" definitely works, but does "recommend a good tutor for you" also work as I can't find it in a dictionary, but I can recalling hearing it?

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    Re: recommend you a good tutor for you.

    "For" is the person who will benefit. "To" is the person you spoke to.

    I recommended a good tutor to Mrs. Smith for her son Jimmy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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