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    Question Please advise/advice/help

    I have a problem with a site login.

    I want to send an email, e.g.:

    ~~~~~
    Hi,

    I cannot login to my account.

    Please advise.

    Thanks,
    Peter
    ~~~~~

    Q1 Is the email appropriate? Any better suggestions?

    Q2 Should I use "Please advise/advice/help"?

    Thanks

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    Re: Please advise/advice/help

    Your e-mail is fine.

    "Advice" is not a verb.

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    Re: Please advise/advice/help

    I would write "log in" (with a space). For me, login is a noun and "to log in" is a verb.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please advise/advice/help

    It will help the person trying to help you if you provide your username and perhaps other information about your account.

    I agree on "log in" and on "advise."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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