Advice v/s Advise
I am often getting confused with the correct use of these two words (advice and advise). Can you give me a simple and powerful example to understand this. Tx. Ram
Are you prepared for your simple and powerful example?
When I first started this website I wanted to create an "advice section". So I started to write my pages and was doing a great job.
One day a friend wrote me an email to tell me about a mistake that I had made several times.
In some of my pages I had written advise when I had meant to write advice!!! I went and corrected these mistakes as quickly as I could.
How could I have made that mistake...more than once! How embarrassing! Well, I'm using my embarrassing situation to help you realize two things.
1) This confusion is very common; many native English speakers make the same mistake.
2) How to remember the difference? Here is what I do. When I use the words I say the word aloud.
Advice and advise sound different. Once you attach the correct meaning with the right sound, you will be able to remember which one to use.
sounds like rice
sounds like realize
Advice is something that you give.
You give someone some advice.
Advise is something you do (verb).
You advise someone.
Now here is my advice Ram, I advise you to study the definition, say the words aloud and use them daily. With lots of practice you'll be able to use them perfectly.
When in doubt, think of me.
What advice did I give you?
What did I advise you do?
Have a great day Ram!
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