Common English Mistakes and Mix-ups: advice vs advise

 

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Advice is a noun. It means a piece of information or an opinion that someone gives you about what you should do in a particular situation. The ‘ice’ is pronounced with a hard ‘sss’ sound like the ‘ice’ in ‘ice cream’!

For example:

I need some advice. I can’t stop eating ice cream! Help me!

Advise is a verb and it means to give suggestions or information to help someone choose the best course of action. The ‘ise’ is pronounced with a ‘zzz’ sound not an ‘sss’ sound like ‘realize’

For example:
I advise you to stop buying ice cream. You need to realize that if it isn’t in the house, you won’t eat as much of it!

Keep in mind that usually nouns end in ‘ice’ and verbs end in ‘ise’.

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