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ビジネス英語テクニック Using ‘Recommend’ Correctly2015.05.12

In the last blog, we set two problem sentences that both used ‘recommend’. Here are the answers:

 

  • My boss recommended me to that I work harder.
  • Jamie recommended that Sarah to visit Thailand.

 

1. Recommending an activity:

 

Subject + recommend + (that) + person + verb

 

When we would like to suggest something we have experienced, heard about or a technique that works:

 

  • I recommend you work harder.
  • Jennifer recommended that they take up the west Japan project.

Subject + recommend + gerund + (to + person)

 

This is the same as the above, except we use a gerund (verb + ing) instead of a subject and verb clause. This is useful when the person being recommended to is obvious:

 

  • The company recommended trying their new service.
  • Sam recommended waiting a while longer.

 

2. Recommending someone (for a job or task):

 

Subject + recommend + person + for the job / task

 

We use this structure when we want to say someone we know is suitable for a task or position:

 

  • I strongly recommend Paula for the job in the Tokyo office - she's well-qualified.
  • Mr. Schmidt recommended his son for the position as COO.

3. Recommending an object:

 

Subject + recommend + object + (to + person)

 

Sometimes we would like to suggest an object to a person when we think they would like it.

 

  • I recommend the beef stew, sir.
  • The check-in clerk recommended business class as the more comfortable option.

In the next blog, we will look at the difference between ‘teach’ and ‘train’ as verbs. Until then, are the sentences below correct or incorrect?

 

1. Mark taught Mike how to use the photocopier.

2. Ms. Spencer got a job training French to a class of 30 students.

3. A doctor is trained to save lives but a paramedic is taught to save them.

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この記事の筆者

Noel Bradshaw
ロゼッタストーンラーニングセンター COO

Noel Bradshawは、経営コンサルティング会社アクセンチュアのロンドン支店にて経営コンサルタントとしてのキャリアを積んだ後、2年間JETプログラムに参加。現在はロゼッタストーンラーニングセンターでCOOに就任し、運営全般の指揮を執る。

Noel Bradshaw is the COO of Rosetta Stone Learning Center and started his career at management consulting firm Accenture. He came to Japan with the JET programme before joining Rosetta Stone and has been with the company for 8 years.

ロゼッタストーン・ラーニングセンターは、世界No.1のロゼッタストーンの言語学習ソフトウェアとスクールでの完全マンツーマンレッスンを組み合わせた、効果的な新しい学習方法を提供しているスクールです。外資系・グローバル企業へ転職のキャリアアップをサポートします。


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