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The main difference between advice vs advise is that “advise” (with an S) is a verb, which means to recommend, or to give information to someone. On the other hand, “advice” (with a C) is a noun: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action. Read below how you can use them in a sentence. 

Because “advice” (/ədˈvʌɪs/) and “advise” (/ədˈvʌɪz/) are words that sound alike or similar, they are often confused. Now, some tips on telling them apart.

Advice vs. Advise: the difference 

Advice 

Is a noun: to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following. When spoken, it rhymes with 'ice' [s].

Advise 

Is a verb: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc. When spoken, it rhymes with 'realise' [z].

Advice vs. Advise: the definitions 

Advice 

An opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation. It is an uncountable noun so we often use 'piece' to say 'a piece of advice'.

Advise 

The act of giving someone advice (recommending, advising, counselling).

Advice vs. Advise: the synonyms 

Advice 

Information, consultation, guidance, instruction, encouragement, suggestion, tip. 

Advise 

Counsel, recommend, caution, direct, encourage, instruct, preach, urge. 

Advice vs. Advise: in a sentence 

Advice 

  • It is best to get legal advice from your lawyer before you take any legal action. 

  • The blog gives good advice for first home buyers. 

  • My guidance counsellor gave me great advice when I was trying to decide if I should further my education after high school. 

  • We bought the house on our real estate manager’s advice. 

Advise 

  • Mary advised me to stop taking the medicine, as it does more harm than good. 

  • Please advise her to stop smoking, as she refuses to listen to me. 

  • My teacher advised us to revise our subjects regularly. 

  • I advise my customers to sample the cookies before they buy them. 

Reference: Cambridge Dictionaryexternal icon 

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