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Advice vs Advise


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Advice is a noun that means an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.

Advise is a verb that means to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following.

Because of their similar spellings and pronunciations, these words are often misused.

Advice sentence examples:

Parents try to give their teenaged children the best advice possible, but because of the rebellious nature of teens, they never listen. The Chief Executive Officer was so stubborn that he would never take advice from anyone, and that is why most believe the company collapsed. No matter how much you think you know, it is always wise to take advice from your elders. The best advice a sex education teacher can give to a teenager is to use condoms. Her manipulative friend always gave her the worst advice on everything just to set her up for failure. Everyone should read the Bible at some point in their life, whether religious or not, because it provides some great advice on how to live your life.

Advise sentence examples:

Her attorneys should advise her not to sue them because it will be very expensive and only the lawyers will benefit.

Because of its serious health risks, I advise you to never smoke cigarettes.

No matter how much your dog begs for more food, competent veterinarians will always advise you to resist the temptation and never overfeed your beloved pet.

Given the destruction that world population has on the environment, please advise your children to not have too many kids.

His not so close friend would always advise him to do the wrong thing.

Any veteran flyer would advise you to stay hydrated during your flight to avoid the effects of jet lag.


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