Student or Learner
When I need to ask (via email) for info, status or details based on a below email
from other one which is the correct one:-
- Please advise us for the below.
- Please advise us on the below.
and also what's the difference between them?
Thanks in advnce for help
Last edited by hnhn94; 12-Dec-2009 at 08:07.
I would certainly use "on" - but I'm lost as to why.
I would also caution you on the use of "advise" vs "inform." If you want advice, ask for it; if you want information, be clear. Don't ask someone to advise you when you want them to inform you.
Thanks Raymott and jlinger..
Regarding "advise" vs. "inform.", I really don't see any problem with using "advise" as I see many people use "advise" more than "inform" in similar cases.
for example if I received an e-mail from my supplier says:
"Can we get a confirmed date for our payments?"
But I have no idea, so I forwarded this email to our Finance Dept. say:
"Please advise us on the below e-mail"
Dear jlinger appreciate your reply and more advices (if any) :)
Once again thank you Raymott!
It's also quite normal to say, "I have to unthaw the turkey" or "I need a new hot water heater" or "It was a typed manuscript" or "Due to circumstances beyond our control" - but that does not make it correct.
Advise is for advice, inform is for information.
If it's not standard in Canada, I can accept that.
[From OED: "Advise" to mean "advise" comes earlier.]
10. To give notice or intimation, to instruct, to inform, to apprise (a person). esp. To send (him) formal notice (of a transaction). Const. of, or subord. clause
1591 SHAKES. Two Gent. III. i. 122 Aduise me, where I may haue such a Ladder. 1622 R. HAWKINS Voy. to S. Sea 229 My servants..advised me ordinarily of that which past. 1710 STEELE Tatler No. 7 7 The States are advised that the Auxiliaries of Saxony were arrived. 1855 PRESCOTT Philip II (1857) I. 119 He advised the constable of this at once. 1879 Globe 17 Sept. 7/1 [He] advised the inspector that Gaydon had committed a murder.
11. To give information of, announce (an event, transaction). (Commercial.)
1880 Echo 3 Mar., The manager..advises the landing of the first Palestine party. a1891 Comm. Have these drafts been advised?
When you have to dig to the 10th or 11th definition in the OED, you're only proving common usage, not correct usage.