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    advised or persuaded

    I ______ (advised/persuaded) him to give up smoking and he followed my advice.

    Are both verbs fine with this sentence? (I would think only advised works.)

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: advised or persuaded

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I ______ (advised/persuaded) him to give up smoking and he followed my advice.

    Are both verbs fine with this sentence? (I would think only advised works.)

    Many thanks in advance.
    Either verb works.

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    Re: advised or persuaded

    I don't agree. If you persuaded him to give up smoking then the sentence can end right there. "And he followed my advice" is superfluous and redundant.

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