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    #1

    I recommend you to move to another city,

    I recommend you to move to another city.


    Is this sentence grammatical? I remember once heard that recommend can't

    take a person (e.g. he, she, Tom...) as a object, but one of online dictionary says

    it is possible. What should I teach to my students?
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    #2

    Re: I recommend you to move another city,

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I recommend you to move the other city.


    Is this sentence grammatical? I remember once heard that recommend can't

    take a person (e.g. he, she, Tom...) as a object, but one of online dictionary says

    it is possible. What should I teach to my students?
    Some users would consider it substandard, preferring the subjunctive clausal construction recommend that smb. do smth.

    However, no one would object to a sentence such as

    I recommended him for the job.

    where there is no following infinitive.

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    #3

    Re: I recommend you to move another city,

    How do you move a city?

    "I recommend that you move to the other city."

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    #4

    Re: I recommend you to move another city,

    Though that was clearly a typo/error, it's how I feel about the BrE expression "move house."
    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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    #5

    Re: I recommend you to move another city,

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    How do you move a city?

    "I recommend that you move to the other city."

    Oops ! Sorry ! I rewrote it.

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    #6

    Re: I recommend you to move another city,

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Oops! Sorry! I rewrote it.
    Don't put a space before an exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: I recommend you to move another city,

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Don't put a space before an exclamation mark.
    Thank you so much!

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