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    Question Advise/Advice

    As a native English speaker I am not able to distinguish between both words; not even my comtemporaries here at work. The dictionary reads...

    Advise: to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following.
    Advice: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.

    Can you please show me how to use them in a sentence, and tell me the difference between both words?

    Thank you,
    Carlos

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    Default Re: Advise/Advice

    In the UK, it's simply that 'advice' is the noun, and 'advise' is the verb.
    Give some advice/the advice we give all beginners is....
    He is advised to keep warm/advised against going out in the cold.
    In the States, don't they also spell the noun as 'advise'?

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    Default Re: Advise/Advice

    Yes, you are right. I have been preparing for a supervisory exam and advise/advice may one of the questions. I just want to make sure that I use the word correctly.

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