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Advice vs. Advise

The word advice is a noun. It means recommendation.

Example: My sister gave me great advice about applying to colleges.

The word advise is a verb. It means “to give advice,” “to inform,” “to recommend.”

Example: Can you advise me about colleges that offer bioengineering degrees?

 

Pop Quiz

  1. The principal gave the graduating seniors advice/advise about how to be happy, not just successful.
  2. I would advice/advise against studying all night before a test.
  3. What advice/advise would you give to someone who is learning English as a second language?

 

Pop Quiz Answers

  1. The principal gave the graduating seniors advice about how to be happy, not just successful.
  2. I would advise against studying all night before a test.
  3. What advice would you give to someone who is learning English as a second language?

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at 10:07 am


2 Comments

2 Responses to “Advice vs. Advise”

  1. Nicole Lynn Patti says:

    Thank You. the trick is advice is pronounced with an “s” and advise is pronounced with a “z” so when learning English please note it is not spelled phonetically which creates most of the confusion as well.

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