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    Difference between Advise & Advice

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    I am always getting confused between advise and advice and I have no idea what the difference is. I use advise always but the spelling checker mark it as a wrong worm. Please advise me what is right.

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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by mohaimel View Post
    Hi every one

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    I am always getting confused between advise and advice and I have no idea what the difference is. I use advise always but the spelling checker mark it as a wrong worm. Please advise me what is right.

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    To advise is a verb. Advice ia an uncountable noun,

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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    I advise you to take my advice.


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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by mohaimel View Post
    Hi every one

    I am a brand new friend

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    I am always getting confused between advise and advice and I have no idea what the difference is. I use advise always but the spelling checker mark it as a wrong worm. Please advise me what is right.

    Thanks
    The problem is they aren't spelled the way they sound, but if you can remember the following patterns, you'll be OK:

    advise (verb): pronounced advi[z]e
    ex: I advi[z]e that you do nothing.

    advice (noun): pronounced advi[s]e
    ex: I gave her some advi[s]e.

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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    That's some good advice, Cas.

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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    The problem is they aren't spelled the way they sound, but if you can remember the following patterns, you'll be OK:

    advise (verb): pronounced advi[z]e
    ex: I advi[z]e that you do nothing.

    advice (noun): pronounced advi[s]e
    ex: I gave her some advi[s]e.
    Hi Casiopea

    Is the following sentence correct ?
    I advise that he do nothing - I know that the verb "advise" is followed by a subjunctive.
    Should I say : I advise that he should do nothing.
    Which of the two sentences above is the more used in spoken English?
    Is there any other way [in other words] to express the idea in this sentence?

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Is the following sentence correct ?
    I advise that he do nothing - I know that the verb "advise" is followed by a subjunctive.
    That is perfectly correct. ("I advise that he...." is a common structure.)


    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Should I say : I advise that he should do nothing.


    No, you wouldn't be likely to encounter that structure in either spoken or written English. More likely:
    I advise him to do nothing.

    You could also say:
    I think he should do nothing.
    Of course, you wouldn't be using advise in that sentence.

    ~R
    Last edited by RonBee; 16-Jul-2007 at 02:46.

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    Thank all for your advices. Now it becomes clear to me; I advise every one to use this forum to post his queries.

    My Best regards for the best friends.

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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    That is perfectly correct. ("I advise that he...." is a common structure.)






    No, you wouldn't be likely to encounter that structure in either spoken or written English. More likely:
    I advise him to do nothing.

    You could also say:
    I think he should do nothing.
    Of course, you wouldn't be using advise in that sentence.

    ~R

    Hi Ron

    Thank you very much for clarifying that.

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    Re: Difference between Advise & Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by mohaimel View Post
    Thank all for your advices. Now it becomes clear to me; I advise every one to use this forum to post his queries.

    My Best regards for the best friends.
    We don't use advice in the plural.

    Thank you all for your advices.
    Thank you all for your advice.


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