Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 559
    #1

    a good advice? a good piece of advice?

    Dear all,

    Do you say, "a good advice"? Since "advice" is an uncountable noun, I think "a good piece of advice" is correct. However, there are five hits of "a good advice"in COCA.

    Thank you!

    OP

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #2

    Re: a good advice? a good piece of advice?

    In my opinion, "a good advice" is incorrect.

  2. Piscean's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 9,926
    #3

    Re: a good advice? a good piece of advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Do you say, "a good advice"?
    No.
    Since "advice" is an uncountable noun, I think "a good piece of advice" is correct.
    That's fine, but just 'good advice' is natural and common'.
    However, there are five hits of "a good advice"in COCA.
    And there are 750 citations for 'good advice' without the indefinite article.

  3. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #4

    Re: a good advice? a good piece of advice?

    It's also common to say, "He gave me some good advice" for one piece of advice.

Similar Threads

  1. Giving a piece of advice
    By kl004535 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24-Feb-2010, 08:11
  2. a piece of advice
    By snade17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Sep-2007, 12:10
  3. looking for a piece of advice from a lawyer
    By leta in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2005, 18:20
  4. my cover letter and resume(welcome to give me good advice)
    By Justin_Yang in forum CVs, Resumes and Applications
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-Oct-2004, 10:07

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •