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The difference between “advice” and “advice”

The difference between“Advice“y“Advice“

“Advice“y“tip“they are easy to confuse because they look very similar.

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Advise.“Advise“means“give advice“o“warn“. For example:

  • Please advise me. I need you to advise me.
    (Please give me advice. I need you to give me advice.)
  • I advised him I was leaving.
    (I notified him I was leaving.)

“Advise“is a verb. It rhymes with prize.

Advice.“Advice“means“aid“o“a suggestion for a beneficial course of action“. For example:

  • Please give me your advice. I need your advice.

“Advice“is a noun. It rhymes with price.

More about“Advise“and“Advice“

For native English speakers, the confusion between“advise“y“advice“it usually disappears when the pronunciation is clarified.

  • Advise rhymes with prize and size.
  • Advice rhymes with price and mice.

NB: El uso de“advice“y“advise“it has nothing to do with US or UK writing conventions.

Example Sentences with“Advise“

Here are some sample sentences with“advise“:

  • The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment. ✔️
  • Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you. ✔️
  • Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them. ✔️
  • I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. ✔️

Example Sentences with“Advice“

Here are some sample sentences with“advice“:

  • Take my advice. I don’t use it anyway. ✔️
  • He who can take advice is often superior to him who can give it. ✔️
  • Many receive advice, but only the wise profit from it. ✔️

A Trick to Spot“Advice“

If you are not sure whether to write“tip“o“tip“use the word“assistance“instead. If his sentence still makes sense, then he needs“tips“and no“tips“.

The substitution trick of“assistance“it works because“tip“y“assistance“they are nouns. If you find yourself trying to use“assistance“,“assistance“,“assistance“or anything else other than“assistance“, then“tip“That’s wrong.

Look at these two examples:

  • I offered my advice. ✔️
  • I offered my assistance. ✔️

A Little Trick to Spot“Advise“

Try to use the verb“help“(in its various forms, e.g.“Helping“,“assisted“,“attend“). If the sentence still makes sense, then“advise“it is almost certainly correct. This trick works because“advise“is a verb, like“watch“. (If you find yourself trying to use“assistance“, then you should use“tip“). For example:

  • Are you trying to advise me? ✔️
  • Are you trying to assist me? ✔️
  • I do not need your advise. ❌
  • I do not need your assistance. ✔️

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