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    how to describe"

    Dear all,

    1. The teacher advised me to read more difficult books using a dictionary.

    2. The teacher advised him to read more difficult books with a dictionary.

    3. The teacher advised him to read more difficult books by using a dictionary.

    4. The teacher adviced him to read more difficult books with a help of a dictionary.

    5. The teacher advised me to read more difficult books, while using a dictionary.

    Are the sentences above fine? I'd like to know if the phases in bold are fine.

    Thank you!

    OP
    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 01-Nov-2011 at 03:47.

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    Re: how to describe"

    I think they look alright, but your use of 'adviced' needs to be changed to 'advised'.

    Good luck,
    Ryan


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    Re: how to describe"

    @EnglishRyan.Has the link you posted any relevance to the original question?

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    Re: how to describe"

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    1. The teacher advised me to read more difficult books using a dictionary.

    2. The teacher advised him to read more difficult books with a dictionary.

    3. The teacher advised him to read more difficult books by using a dictionary.

    4. The teacher adviced him to read more difficult books with a help of a dictionary.

    5. The teacher advised me to read more difficult books, while using a dictionary.

    Are the sentences above fine? I'd like to know if the phases in bold are fine.

    Thank you!

    OP
    Sentence 4 should not only read "advised" but also "with THE help of a dictionary".

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