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Two months ago my doctor advised me that it would be a good idea if I saw a shrink about my problems, but I didn't think I needed it.

Two months ago my doctor advised me that it would be a good idea to see a shrink about my problems, but I didn't think I needed it.

Which one is better? Is there a more natural word than advised?

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"shrink" is unprofessional. It is a slang (somewhat derogatory) word for a psychiatrist.

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Please do not double post.

See Which one is better?

CJ

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Ok. How about the sentences. Are both correct?

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CalifJimPlease do not double post.

I only did because in the first I only got a response from a non-native speaker.

anonymousAre both correct?

Yes.

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CalifJimPlease do not double post.

I only did because in the first I only got a response from a non-native speaker.

OK. But next time try to add a post to the original thread that asks for a native speaker to add another comment. Then if that doesn't work after waiting a little you might post again. Emotion: smile

CJ