Lesson 40 advise to walk / advise walking

Choose the correct answers:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises adults __________ (walk, to walk, walking) briskly for 150 minutes each week.
  2. CDC also advises them __________ (run, to run, running) for 75 minutes every week for a healthy body.
  3. For greater health benefits, CDC advises __________ (exercise, to exercise, exercising) longer than the recommended number of minutes.



The verb “advise” is often used in two ways:

advise + a person + to + base verb 

advise + verb-ing

Here, “to + base verb” is called an infinitive.  “Verb-ing” is called a gerund.

  • In Sentence #1, advises + adults (people) + to + walk (base verb)
  • In Sentence #2, advises + them (people) + to + run (base verb)
  • In Sentence #3, advices + exercising (verb-ing)



Some professional trainers advise Olympic long-distance runners __________ (run, to run, running) over 100 miles per week. They also advise __________ (do, to do, doing) vigorous strength training. However, they do not advise non-athletes __________ (exercise, to exercise, exercising) that much.




to walk; to run; exercising

to run; doing; to exercise