Advice vs. Advise | Meaning, Definition & Examples
Advice is a noun that refers to an opinion or suggestion that is given. It’s pronounced with an “s” sound at the end.
If you advise someone, you are giving them advice. Someone who advises you is an adviser or advisor.
|Examples: Advice in a sentence||Examples: Advise in a sentence|
|It took a lot of courage to finally ask for her advice.||I would advise you to buy a raincoat before you travel to Ireland.|
|You always give advice, even when no one asks for it.||If you’re unsure of which citation style to follow, your supervisor can advise you.|
Please advise or please advice?
Please advise is commonly used as the closing to an email, as a general request for a response to a question or problem. “Please advice” is incorrect—you need the verb here, not the noun. “Please advise” can also be used in a sentence to make a more specific request.
Can you pluralize advice?
“Advice” is an uncountable noun, which means you can’t say “an advice” or refer to multiple “advices.” Instead, it’s common to use expressions like “a word of advice,” or “two pieces of advice.”
Worksheet: Advise vs. advice
Test your knowledge of the difference between “advice” and “advise” by using our practice worksheet below. Fill in either “advice” or “advise” in each sentence.
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