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    "Recommend + Possessive Adjective + Verb ing"

    Hi there,
    I wonder if the following pattern is grammatical or not.

    "Recommend + Possessive Adjective + Verb+ing"

    e.g. I recommend your watching the new film.

    If it is correct, how much and when (register) it is used in English.

    Is there a difference between the above example and the below one ?

    e.g. I recommend you watch the new film.

    Thanks

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    Re: "Recommend + Possessive Adjective + Verb ing"

    Quote Originally Posted by amd1361 View Post
    Hi there,
    I wonder if the following pattern is grammatical or not.

    "Recommend + Possessive Adjective + Verb+ing"

    e.g. I recommend your watching the new film. This is grammatical and is a frequently used pattern.

    If it is correct, how much and when (register) it is used in English.

    Is there a difference between the above example and the below one ?

    e.g. I recommend you watch the new film. Also grammatical, this is called the subjunctive. I would add "that" after "recommend."

    Thanks
    There is no difference in meaning.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 20-Aug-2014 at 15:21.

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    Re: "Recommend + Possessive Adjective + Verb ing"

    Thanks

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    Re: "Recommend + Possessive Adjective + Verb ing"

    Hello amd1361,

    Please note this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you" or to quote our reples back to us. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Your clicks on the "Thank" button are sufficient.

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