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Thread: "I'd recommend you watch it" or "...to watch it"?

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    "I'd recommend you watch it" or "...to watch it"?

    "I'd recommend you watch it" - 4,950,000 Google's results
    "I'd recommend you to watch it" - 1,020,000 Google's results

    Which option is correct?
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    You watch it = be careful = будь поосторожнее (зависит от того, кто говорит, это либо предупреждение, либо угроза)

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    I meant it in such a context:

    A: Have you watched the movie The Thirteenth Floor?
    B: No, I haven't.
    A: I'd recommend you (to) watch it.
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    "I recommend you to watch it." is correct in the context of someone watching a movie. However, most people say the latter.

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    As a native, I think what sounds more 'right' here to me would be to say: 'I recommend that you watch it.'

    Colloquially, you can omit the 'that' and just say: 'I recommend you watch it.'

    Out of just the two that you gave, however, I'd say the first one sounds better.
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    Thanks.
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    recommend you watch it. Maybe that one-sixth who say "to watch" are not native speakers, or illiterates to varying degrees, or the whole phrase occurs under different circumstances.* We do not say "recommend to watch" (in your context) in the US.

    *E.g. Who would you recommend to watch my dog while I'm out of town?
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    When I wanted to write that, my first idea was to write "to watch it" as I have known the phrase "I'd like you to do sth". So, by analogy with the phrase, I wanted to compose that one too (but come across "watch it"). Maybe those people thought like me... ))
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