I suggest he go to the doctor to be examined.
Okay, that was what I wanted to use first. But then I've googled both possibilities and there'd been three times as many hits for "recommend him to" over "recommend that he".dwipper said:This sounds akward to my ear. I think it would be more common to hear 'I recommend that he go(es) to the doctor for a checkup.'
Hey WhodunitWhodunit said:Okay, that was what I wanted to use first. But then I've googled both possibilities and there'd been three times as many hits for "recommend him to" over "recommend that he".
Hey Bien,Bienvenidos said:Hey Whodunit
I'd just like to mention that it doesn't necessarily matter how many times it appears in a search engine; it matters how it sounds to us native
speakers. I'm sorry to say that your sentence is competely incorrect. Also "recommended him to" is used is in other contexts, where it can be appropriate.
"To go for a checkup" is used very commonly in American English. Also, you'll hear "to go for a physical". I would refrain from using "examine", unless you are speaking in a formal matter (i.e. a doctor speaking to his colleagues).Whodunit said:Hey Bien,
I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for your clear answer. But I have yet another question: Would you say that "to examine" sounds better than "for a checkup"?
PS: Hope I haven't confused anyone.
Great. So, the final version seems to be:emma42 said:I think "go for a check up" is better than "examined" - it sounds much more natural.