Advice vs. Advise

Advice and advise not only have different meanings but are also pronounced differently. Advise is a verb, and advice is a noun. So advice is what is given, while the act of giving advice is called advising (or to advise).

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Part of speech Noun Verb
Meaning recommendation, counsel, opinion offered as guidance The act of giving advice
Pronunciation ədˈvīs ədˈvīz

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Advice is a noun. It is a suggestion or recommendation.

Advise is a verb. It means "to give advice" and therefore refers to the act of giving advice.

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Anonymous comments (11)

January 14, 2010, 3:56pm

Perhaps an easy way to distinguish between the two is through pronounciation?

Advise = Ad vyz

Advice = Ad vys

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August 26, 2008, 10:53pm

Just a piece of advice. (we don't use S here because it is not being used as a verb)
As per your father's advice (again - it is a thing - not a verb - in this sentence. So use C instead of S)
as per Rose's advice OR you say "as Rose advised". When Rose advised me I got her advice.
If it's action it is adviSe and if it's a thing it is adviCe.

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April 17, 2014, 9:31am

Your advice is excellent. I advise all learners to follow this practice. Hope I am able to jot down in a smart way.

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January 25, 2014, 1:17pm

I don't understand the confusion tbh....since when would you pronounce a c as a z? It really annoys me when people get it wrong - there's no excuse. If you're not sure then google it first! Others are bear and bare. There and and whether. Your and you're. So many people don't know which one to use!

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August 26, 2008, 12:17am

also can i used the word advise on this sentence ....Just a piece of advice or advise?

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August 26, 2008, 12:09am

hi question..if i say as per my fathers advice or advise?

or should i say as per Rose advised?

please help me on this grammar.

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December 8, 2013, 9:58am

Advice vs advise the difference between them

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December 21, 2009, 2:50pm

According to the spellchecker/grammar checker in Microsoft office 2003, it is ALWAYS "Please advice" and will correct you if you attempt anything other. Please Mr. Ballmer, fix your product!

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September 18, 2009, 2:56pm

The correct uses are:
"Please advise"
"Kindly advise"

You are using it as a verb when you say "Please advise."

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September 10, 2009, 7:34am


Can we use the phrase 'Kindly advice' in emails or should it be 'Kindly advise' strictly.

Please help.

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September 14, 2009, 12:43pm

Which advice/advise do I use when I ask "Please advise/advice?"

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