Student or Learner
For the vebs 'explain, suggest and recommend'.
-I was explained the question.
-I was suggested a meeting place.
-I was recommended a book on jewellery.
In my opinion, they are all wrong because we can't say 'recommend someone something' or 'explain someone something' or 'suggest someone something'. They only work if we are the direct object. For example, I was recommended for the job'. Or we must use a structure such as 'the question was explained to me'.
I was recommended a book doesn't sound too unnatural to me.
Somebody gave a book to me - I was given a book.
Somebody recommended a book to me - I was recommended a book.
One could write:
It was suggested that a certain room be agreed as a meeting place.
The short, and rather unsatisfactory, answer is 'because we can't'. Learners just have to learn which patterns work with individual verbs and which don't.