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    what is the meaning of the advice house in the above paragraph?

    Thanks in advance

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    what is the meaning of the advice house in the above paragraph?

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    It is the verb 'to house' pronounced howz, meaning 'to contain'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
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    what is the meaning of the advice house in the above paragraph?

    Thanks in advance
    Hi Jayan12,

    The word "house," which is normally a noun, is instead being used as a verb in the sentence you quoted. Here is the entry for this verb usage taken from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Fourth Edition):

    VERB:Inflected forms: housed, hous∑ing, hous∑es
    (houz) TRANSITIVE VERB:1. To provide living quarters for; lodge: The cottage housed ten students. 2. To shelter, keep, or store in or as if in a house: a library housing rare books. 3. To contain; harbor. 4. To fit into a socket or mortise. 5. Nautical To secure or stow safely.

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