advice - advise

advice - advise
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.

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?

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.

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.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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