Advice vs. Advise
What is the difference?
are two commonly
in the English
language. When do you use each one?
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These two words have a very similar spelling, but they are pronounced
pronounced with an "S" sound at the end.
pronounced with a "Z" sound at the end.
It talks about something someone tells you to do, because they think it
is the best course of action.
When we have a problem, and we don't know what to do, we ask someone
for their advice
We ask them what they think is best for us to do.
Let's look at some examples of the word advice
should talk to Laura. She always gives excellent advice.
- Laura always knows what to do. She will tell you what the best thing to do
- If you need some advice about which
courses to take, you can talk to the professors.
- The professors can give you helpful input
about which courses are best to take.
- I didn't ask for his advice, but he told
me what he thought anyway!
- I didn't want to know what
he thought I should do, but he told me anyway.
is, always follow your heart!
- What I think you should
is, follow your heart.
a verb that
means to give
This verb must always be followed by the person we are advising.
In this way, it is just like the verb tell.
advises Janice to
take a nice, long vacation.
If we want to say exactly what the advice
was, we use to
right after the listener's name, like in the example above.
Let's look at some more examples with this verb.
- The salesman advised the customer
to buy the product.
the customer it was a good idea to buy the product.
- The experts advise
the president about complex situations.
about complicated situations.
- If you ask Donna, I'm sure she'll advise you to report
will give you advice
She will tell you to report the problem.
First, remember that these two words are pronounced differently.
an "S" sound at the end, and advise
has a "Z" sound at the end.
Also keep in mind that these two words are different parts
is a noun,
is a verb.
So, we've seen that even though
these words are similar, their pronunciation
are different. Now you've got it!
These were the differences between advice
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