Error correction exercise

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micaelo

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Hello, I need to spot the mistake in the following sentence:
"The psychiatrist asuggested against allowing Mavis to live with her family."
I know the mistake is "suggested" and could replace it with "advised" or "warned". I was simply wondering whether it would also be possible to say "argued against allowing..." Thank you
 

Clare James

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Yes, you're right. 'Argued against' works perfectly well in this context, though it changes the meaning a little and it could imply that the patients' family were not in agreement with the psychiatrist.

Poor Mavis - not a great name.
 
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