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    How to use "supervise" in a sentence?

    Hello,

    Is the following usage of the word "supervise" correct? If not can you tell me how to use it in the following context:
    "The king was old and had one son, who was only ten years old. So the king appointed a guardianship council to supervise his son, after he dies, in ruling the kingdom."

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    Re: How to use "supervise" in a sentence?

    'Supervise somebody doing something.'── quoted from Oxford Learner's Dictionaries.
    Having read the above, I think it is correct to say 'to supervise his son ruling the kingdom after his death'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How to use "supervise" in a sentence?

    "Supervise" is OK, but I would prefer "advise". I would also move "after he dies" to the end of the sentence. As it is written, that phrase could be read as applying to "son".

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    #4

    Re: How to use "supervise" in a sentence?

    I'd say "... after he died​".

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    Re: How to use "supervise" in a sentence?

    When I saw '... after he dies', I thought the king was still alive.
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    Re: How to use "supervise" in a sentence?

    If we used '…after his death' it would make no difference whether the king's still alive or not.
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