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    register or registered

    Is my sentence correct? I used past tense and I said ''She advised me that I register for a course, I followed her advice....''.


    Thank you for your response.

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    #2

    Re: register or registered

    She advised me to register for a course. I followed her advice.

    This is more natural.

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    #3

    Re: register or registered

    There are two ways the verb "advise" can be used:
    1. She advised that I register for the course.
    2. She advised me to register for the course.

    I wonder if we could use "me" in the 1st sentence, using the subjunctive mood:
    She advised me that I register for the course.
    Last edited by Bennevis; 16-Aug-2011 at 23:19.

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    #4

    Re: register or registered

    If you were a test rater, would you consider my sentence wrong.
    She advised me that I register....



    Thank you so much.

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    #5

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    Yes, it is wrong.

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    #6

    Re: register or registered

    It is not incorrect, it seems. Whenever I'm having doubts, I google the phrase in question, having enclosed it in quotes and added site:uk or site:us after a space.

    I typed:

    "advised me that I get"

    My search returned over 4 million results. It doesn't matter which verb you put after "I", as long as it deals with the subjunctive mood. But I would still say "advised me to", like fivejedjon has suggested.
    Last edited by Bennevis; 16-Aug-2011 at 23:34.

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    Re: register or registered

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    It is not incorrect, it seems. Whenever I'm having doubts, I google the phrase in question, having enclosed it in quotes and added site:uk or site:us after a space.
    I typed: "advised me that I get"

    My search returned over 4 million results.
    I did that with aint, and got over eight million hits. That doesn't prove anything about the acceptability of aint.

    We advise somebody against doing something.
    We advise somebody to to something.
    We advise that you do something.
    We advise doing something.
    We advise you on something.
    We advise (you) on what to do.
    We advise you whether (or not) to do something.
    We advise you (= inform you) that flight AB123 has been cancelled.

    But we do not normally advise someone that they do something, in my opinion.

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    #8

    Re: register or registered

    Yes, that's right. Thanks for clarifying this for me.

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