The words advice and advise are often confused in English. I advise you to read through this lesson so you will no longer need advice on this matter.
Advice is a noun and refers to information offered by one person to another to help the latter make a decision or take action.
Synonyms: counsel, input, opinion, recommendation, suggestion, two cents
Advise is a verb and means to offer a suggestion about what to do.
Synonyms: to give advice, to counsel, to offer input, to offer an opinion, to recommend, to make a recommendation, to suggest, to make a suggestion, to offer one’s two cents
The Bottom Line
The words advice and advise are pronounced differently: the final sound in advice is unvoiced, while in advise it’s voiced. Therefore, for most people, the difficulty with this word pair is limited to spelling, not speaking. To advise means to give advice. Therefore, I’d advise you to say the word out loud before you write it in order to figure out which word you need. Take my advice, and you’ll never have trouble again.
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