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    The implication of persuade

    Hi teachers!

    I'd like to ask about how to use the verb "to persuade".
    Let's say I have a co-worker who has been looking very ill. I tell her to go to see a doctor again and again, but she doesn't listen to me. In that case, is it okay to say, "I persuaded her, but she wouldn' do it"?

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    Cool Re: The implication of persuade

    Hi pessimist:
    I`m a student too. I think that you can use:
    I try to persuade her but she has not wanted to visit the doctor.

    because persuade is a transitive verb so always you need to use "to"

    Also you can use other ways to give an advice:
    I would suggest going to the doctor
    How about going to the doctor?
    Have you tried going to the doctor?

    The expressions i would suggest, how about and have you tried are followed by gerunds.

    Why donīt you go to the doctor?
    You could go to the doctor
    If I were you, I would go to the doctor
    Last edited by shade878; 14-Feb-2009 at 18:16.

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    Re: The implication of persuade

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Hi teachers!

    I'd like to ask about how to use the verb "to persuade".
    Let's say I have a co-worker who has been looking very ill. I tell her to go to see a doctor again and again, but she doesn't listen to me. In that case, is it okay to say, "I persuaded her, but she wouldn' do it"?

    Thank you!

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    No, it isn't. If you persuaded her, she agreed on seeing a doctor.

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    Re: The implication of persuade

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Hi teachers!

    I'd like to ask about how to use the verb "to persuade".
    Let's say I have a co-worker who has been looking very ill. I tell her to go to see a doctor again and again, but she doesn't listen to me. In that case, is it okay to say, "I persuaded her, but she wouldn' do it"?

    Thank you!

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    In this case you should say; 'I tried to persuade her.'

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