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    #1

    advise + V-ing ???

    Hi,

    I saw a sentence which surprised me a bit. Could you help me please?

    I'd advise taking a taxi.

    Don't we use 'to + infinitive' after the verb advise?
    Shouldn't it look like this?

    I'd advise to take a taxi.
    or rather:
    I'd advise you to take a taxi.
    thanks


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    Re: advise + V-ing ???

    Quote Originally Posted by baraka View Post
    Hi,
    I saw a sentence which surprised me a bit. Could you help me please?
    I'd advise taking a taxi.
    Don't we use 'to + infinitive' after the verb advise?
    Shouldn't it look like this?
    I'd advise to take a taxi.
    or rather:
    I'd advise you to take a taxi.
    thanks

    Hi, we say 1. I`d advise taking
    2. I`d advise you to take
    Tom

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    Re: advise + V-ing ???

    Quote Originally Posted by baraka View Post
    Hi,
    I saw a sentence which surprised me a bit. Could you help me please?
    I'd advise taking a taxi.
    Don't we use 'to + infinitive' after the verb advise?
    Shouldn't it look like this?
    I'd advise to take a taxi.
    or rather:
    I'd advise you to take a taxi.
    thanks

    I would say:Iīd advise you take a taxi / Iīd advise taking a taxi.



    advise is used in the subjunctive form...therefore the base form is used for all persons and tenses...I advised she take the taxi, but she refused it.

    Am I right?

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    Re: advise + V-ing ???

    You can also advise against doing something..she advised me against wearing make up, but I didnīt think it really mattered.


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    Re: advise + V-ing ???

    English people would generally use I`d advise you to do something.
    English is not a set of grammar rules.


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    Re: advise + V-ing ???

    So you advise using this form...

    Thanks for your replies again

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