Advice vs Advise - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'advice' and 'advise'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. In fact, the two words are both are from the same word stem but 'advice' is the noun and 'advise' is the verb. Therefore, their usages are not the same. 'Advice' refers to a proposal for an appropriate course of action. Please give us some advice about planning a trip to France. In this example, we use 'advice' because it is the noun. When we want to describe the action of giving advice or offering a suggestion, we use the verb, or 'advise' spelled with an 's'. A good example would be: I advised them to visit the Pyramids of Giza when they are in Egypt.


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Well, this unit presented a unique challenge, it demanded more concentration and careful reading. Its well presented and i was able to learn and get more clarifications for myself too. Sometimes i feel that children are so lucky to just absorb the Language without going through the serious challenges of grammar and tenses and everything an adult learner who makes the decision to learn English goes through. But again how children learn their mothertongue is still mystery, we can maybe give some form of explanations, but how exactly? I don't know.