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    Default advise not to vs warn against

    Rewrite this sentence:

    1. My friend told me, “If I were you, I would not smoke so much.”


    A. My friend advised me not to smoke so much.
    B. My friend warned me against smoking so much.

    The key said A is the answer but I don't get why I couldn't use B. Some explanation please

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    Default Re: advise not to vs warn against

    Your friend was advising you not warning (meaning 1) you.

    "If you don't stop smoking, you'll die soon." That's a warning.

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    Default Re: advise not to vs warn against

    This seems like a poor question. Depending on context and tone, you could consider it a warning.

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    Default Re: advise not to vs warn against

    In my opinion, she actually did neither. She simply stated a fact - that she would not smoke if she were me. If one has to be chosen, though, I would say it's advice rather than a warning.

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