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image of study notes

这部电影非常精彩,我很推荐。
This movie is brilliant and I highly recommend it.

At the Glen Waverley library (Melbourne), they have some Chinese study classes, and the above is from their notes. I was surprised by 我很推荐 not being followed by an object, such as 我很推荐它.

Question: Is 这部电影非常精彩,我很推荐 grammatical, despite the verb 推荐 lacking an object?

I asked Assistant and it said:

...the verb "推荐" (tuījiàn) is used without an explicit object.

Maybe this is permissible, but still, the sentence feels like a 语病 to me.

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  • You are right! Especially if it is used in Hongkong, (a 语病 to me). Commented Sep 9, 2023 at 7:46
  • Would you consider this sentence 这道烤鸡很好吃,我很喜欢 as a 语病? Commented Sep 10, 2023 at 13:32

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这部电影非常精彩,我很推荐 is totally fine. Think of [topic +comment] structure

Topic: [这部电影]

comment 1 [非常精彩]

comment 2 [我很推荐]

you can add as many comments as you want and all the comments describe one topic: [这部电影]

Example:

这部电影非常精彩,我很推荐,但剧情有点复杂,要用心去看

  • 这部电影非常精彩

  • 我很推荐(这部电影)

  • 但(这部电影)剧情有点复杂

  • (这部电影)要用心去看

Basically, all the comments are dependent clause

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    我很推荐这部电影, (因為)"它"非常精彩. "它" describes "这部电影". The reverse shall follow the same pattern, "这部电影非常精彩, 我很推荐"它"."
    – r13
    Commented Sep 9, 2023 at 21:50
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You can consider 推荐 as an intransitive verb.

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  • If it is true "这部电影非常精彩, 我很推荐这部电影" would be wrong, but it isn't
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Sep 10, 2023 at 5:10
  • In English, many verbs can both be intransitive and transitive. I was just saying 推荐 maybe used as an intransitive verb. However, it's best not to pigeon hole Chinese with English grammar. Commented Sep 11, 2023 at 4:21
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The object to 推荐 is omitted,as the actual object this movie has appeared before.

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