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Oleg
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Hello, folks!

Would you be so kind to clarify what sentence is correct and sounds more natural (both in US and UK English)?

"I recommend always installing only what’s necessary and follow this good security practice..?"

OR

"I recommend to always install only what’s necessary and follow this good security practice.."


Native speakers opinions are highly appreciated!

Thank you!


1. Apr 2018 20:30
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Oleg

The verbs 'recommend and suggest' are synonyms.
They have the same meanings.
They both are always followed by a gerund, the -ing form of a verb.
They are not followed by an infinitive (to + root verb).
This is not a grammar rule, but it is a convention.
A grammar convention is defined as a set of generally accepted standards for written English.
Conventions include spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and sentence structure

For example:

They recommended/suggested staying at the hotel.
Tony recommended/suggested taking the train.
My teacher recommended/suggested hiring a tutor.

"I recommend always installing only what’s necessary and follow this good security practice..?"

"I ALWAYS recommend installing only what’s necessary and followING this good security practice."

1. April 2018
I agree with Richard.  There is no difference between N American and UK English on this issue.
1. April 2018
Lesson learned!! Great question :) 
1. April 2018

I agree with you 100% guys!

Thank you so much for your answer!


2. April 2018
https//www.italki.com/article/1048/Gerund-Or-Infinitive-%E2%80%93-That%E2%80%99s-The-Question
Oleg, the link for you!
2. April 2018
Oleg
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