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I recommend you write? TO write?

Which one is grammatically correct?
"I recommend you write more formally"
"I recommend you TO write"
"I wish you have a great weekend"
"I wish you TO have"?


  • @Manson101

    • I recommend you write more formally.
      Acceptable. It's very formal, so it's probably better to write
      I recommend that you write more formally.

    • I recommend you to write.
      I recommend you means 'I say that you are a good person'.

      The verb to use is advise
      I advise you to write more formally.

    • _I wish you have a great weekend.
      I wish you to have a great weekend._

      The verb wish followed by a CLAUSE can only be used

      • with would — e.g. I wish you would go away.
      • with PAST SIMPLE — e.g. I wish it was the weekend.
      • with PAST PERFECT — e.g. I wish I had gone away last weekend.

      The verb to use is hope
      I hope you have a great weekend.

    You can use wish for saying nice things to someone but only

    • with well — e.g. I wish you well.
    • with a NOUN PHRASE — e.g. I wish you success. I wish you a happy Christmas.

    You can also use wish in a gentle command
    I wish you to go away this weekend.

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