advice - advise


advice - advise
'advice'
Advice is a noun. If you give someone advice, you tell them what you think they should do.

One woman went to a psychiatrist for advice.

She promised to follow his advice.

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Advice is an uncount noun. You do not talk about `advices' or `an advice'. However, you can talk about a piece of advice.

His final piece of advice was that the councils should not become too institutionalized.

Could I give you one last piece of advice?

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'advise'
Advise is a verb. If you advise someone to do something, you say that you think they should do it.

He advised her to see her own doctor.

He advised me not to buy it.

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You do not use advise without an object. You do not say, for example, `He advised to leave as quickly as possible'. If you do not want to say who is receiving the advice, you say `His advice was to leave as quickly as possible'.

John's advice was to wait until the date of the hearing.

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