Ask the wise old owl
Advice or advise?
Sometimes people get confused with these two words, so I want to show you how they are used.
Advise is a verb:
I advise you to think carefully about this decision.
We need a specialist in this area to advise us on which product would be best.
Advice is a noun:
Can you give me some advice please?
She was given some bad advice, which led to her buying the wrong product.
You should not make advice plural – it’s some advice, not some advices.
If you want to be specific about one thing, you can say “a piece of advice”, although this is longer, and most people usually just say “some advice”.
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