extremely recommend

Discussion in 'English Only' started by CORALINNA, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. CORALINNA Senior Member

    Portuguese - Brasil
    I extremely recommend you buy a dog. They are amazing creatures. I can't do without mine.

    Does "extremely" collocate with "recommend"?
  2. Florentia52

    Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    English - United States
    No, it doesn't. "Highly recommend" would be more likely.
  3. anthox Senior Member

    New Jersey, US
    English - Northeast US
    No, it doesn't sound natural. You would want to say, "I highly recommend..."
  4. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    I agree that "extremely recommend" doesn't work and that "highly recommend" works.
    "Seriously recommend" also works.
    There may be further options.
  5. panjandrum

    panjandrum Occasional Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    "I strongly recommend ..."
    Google Ngram results suggest that this is the most common collocation
  6. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English
    Really? "Strongly recommend" sounds stilted to me. I would naturally say "highly recommend".

    I might "strongly urge" though.

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