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    Is it grammatically correct to use a noun after "talk sb into"? I mean is it a must to use a gerund form after this phrasal verb?

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    Re: talk

    As always on the forum, please give us at least one full sentence to consider.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: talk

    For example:
    I always have to talk my son into his homework.

    I didn't want to go, but they talked me into that trip.

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    The second is more natural than the first but I can't say it's wrong. It would just be more common, in that sentence, to hear "... to talk my son into doing his homework".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: talk

    For the second time (link), please don't abbreviate 'somebody'.

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    #6

    Re: talk

    I think "I have to talk my son into his homework," is wrong. The sentence needs doing.

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    #7

    Re: talk

    You can use a noun phrase when the meaning is clear, but you could talk your son into doing/ignoring, etc his homework.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Feb-2017 at 12:58. Reason: Fixing typo.

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