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    #1

    Recommend

    1)I'd recommend you not to worry about that.
    2) I'd recommend that you don't worry about that.
    3) I'd recommend that you not worry about that.

    Which of them are correct, please?

    Thank you.

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    #2

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    (2) and (3) are both correct.

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    #3

    Re: Recommend

    I'd prefer (1) of the three.
    However, this is how I would write it:

    I'd advice you not to worry about that.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

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    Ted, the first is not natural. Your restatement works except for "advice" (should be advise) but you changed the sentence.

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    #5

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    So, 2 and 3 are correct, but 1 is not?

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    #6

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    That is correct.

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    #7

    Re: Recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    So, 2 and 3 are correct, but 1 is not?
    I think 1 is grammatical according to Oxford Dictionaries yet unnatural to some people, but I am not a teacher.

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    #8

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    I don't agree with that usage. Possibly, it is a BrE thing.

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    #9

    Re: Recommend

    I think MikeNY may be right about it being a difference between AmE and BrE.

    To me 2) and 3) are preferable. I think in BrE 1) is usable, but to be honest it sounds a little bossy. Probably because it is more direct. Out of all of them I'd probably use 2) most.

    Matthew, having now read the link you provided I do recognise that usage, particularly in the example they quote:
    "We'd recommend you to book your flight early." It has common usage in advertising, hence the fact it's quite direct. It's telling you to get on and do something or you'll miss out. This is probably not how most people would want to be spoken to in real life.

    In BrE by inserting "that" into the sentence and removing "to" makes it more like polite advice rather than a command.
    "We'd recommend that you book your flight early."
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 06-Jul-2015 at 22:10.

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    #10

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    To this BrE speaker #1 is wrong.

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