Advice and Advise

 

What is the difference between advice and advise?

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Advice

Definition: Noun.

  1. guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent action.

Examples:

  • Take my advice and go and talk to her.
  • The lawyer offered good advice.

Advise

Definition: Verb

  1. offer suggestions about the best course of action to someone.
  2. recommend.
  3. inform (someone) about a fact or situation in a formal or official way.

Examples:

  • I advised him not to go the party.
  • I advise you not to take too many of those pills.
  • You will be advised as to your court date.

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Test Yourself

1. Which sentence is correct?
Most teachers give good advice.
<3 🙂 Advice is a noun.
Most teachers give good advise.
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2. Which sentence is correct?
The advice from his parents was very helpful.
<3 🙂 Advice is an uncountable noun.
The advices from his parents was very helpful.
🙁 Advice is an uncountable noun.
3. Which sentence is correct?
I advise you to think very carefully before making a decision.
<3 🙂 Advise is a verb.
I advice you to think very carefully before making a decision.
🙁

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