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    advice

    Hi

    She gave me (a) helpful advice.

    --- Do I need the article?

    thanks

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    Re: advice

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    She gave me (a) helpful advice.

    --- Do I need the article?

    thanks
    No, "advice" is uncountable and doesn't take an indefinite article. You could say "some helpful advice" or simply "helpful advice".

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    Re: advice

    But does it take the definitive article?

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    Re: advice

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    But does it take the definitive article?
    Yes. That is the advice I would give.

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    #5

    Re: advice

    What about this: That was THE helpful advice.

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    Re: advice

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    What about this: That was THE helpful advice.
    No.
    That was helpful advice.
    That was a helpful piece of advice.

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