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    Recall

    I have a question about the usage of the verb "recall" here:


    "She also suffered severe swelling below the knees in both legs, so much so that doctors had to cut her jeans off the previous day. She recalled to doctors that the issues had begun the day before, when she was helping a relative move and spent hours squatting to empty cupboards. She’d been wearing skinny jeans at the time, and remembered they grew increasingly snug and uncomfortable the longer she had them on."


    According to many dictionaries, "recall" means "remember". So, if a person could "recall to" another person about some event, does that mean I could write:


    "She remembered to doctors that the issues had begun the day before."


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    Re: Recall

    It's the wrong verb in that context.

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    #3

    Re: Recall

    So, the dictionary definition for "recall" is wrong?

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    Re: Recall

    Just say: She told the doctors that..
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by learningspirit View Post
    So, the dictionary definition for "recall" is wrong?
    Which dictionary says that it is right to say 'recall to someone + that-clause'?

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    Re: Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by learningspirit View Post
    So, the dictionary definition for "recall" is wrong?
    No, the dictionary definition is correct.

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    Re: Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by learningspirit View Post
    According to many dictionaries, "recall" means "remember". So, if a person could "recall to" another person about some event, does that mean I could write:

    "She remembered to doctors that the issues had begun the day before."
    I wouldn't use either verb in this way.

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    Re: Recall

    I think 'said to' can be used instead of 'recalled/remembered to', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Recall

    Said to/told are fine.

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