I recommend you take/to take

  • adrianishere

    New Member
    English-US (California)
    I have heard "I recommend you to..." before but it is much less common and does sound a little weird. Leave it to the grammar experts to find out exactly when it is OK, but I would avoid saying it (I never say do). Like some have said, you can either say "I recommend you..." or "I recommend that you..."

    I would say "I recommend that you" is a little less common.

    Edit: Now that I think about it, I almost only here "I recommend you to" when you are recommending someone to somebody else. e.g.: "I recommended you to Bob for the job." (This would mean I told Bob that you were good for the job.)