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Difference between warn and advise



 
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Difference between warn and advise #1 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 19:32 pm   Difference between warn and advise
 

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #14 "Gerunds and Prepositions", question 8

I advised him about the low ceilings in the house but he took no notice and hit his head three times.

(a) advised
(b) about
(c) in
(d) no notice

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #14 "Gerunds and Prepositions", answer 8

I warned him about the low ceilings in the house but he took no notice and hit his head three times.

Correct entry: warned
The error was: (a) advised
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Has anyone known the difference between warn and advise?

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Warn/advise #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:23 am   Warn/advise
 

Hi Eli,

Advise has the idea of giving someone advice or useful information to help them make a decision but warn is to tell someone in advance about a possible risk or danger.

You warn someone about the dangers of smoking

You advise someone to give up/stop smoking

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Difference between warn and advise #3 (permalink) Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:35 am   Difference between warn and advise
 

Hi, Mr Alan:
I'd like to ask if "advise sb of sth" also means warn sb about/of sth.I remembered i learn about this.
Thanks in advance.
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