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What is the difference between 'advises' and 'advice'?

What is the difference between 'advises' and 'advice'?

The words advise and advice are often confused by writers. Do you know the difference?

Advice means an opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel when used as a noun.

Advise means to recommend or counsel when used as a verb.

A good way to remember the difference is nouns often end in ICE like advice.

Out of the two words, 'advice' is the most common. It appears about 19 times more frequently than 'advises'.



Advice and advise are easy to confuse. They have similar spellings and similar meanings, but they are different parts of speech.

Advice is a noun. It means "recommendation, guidance, counsel."

Advise is a verb that means "to give advice." It can also mean "guide, counsel, recommend."

Is the phrase 'Sri Krishna advises Arjuna' or 'Sri Krishna advice Arjuna'?

The right phrase is 'Sri Krishna advises Arjuna'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the phrase 'advising bank incorrectly advises' or 'advising bank incorrectly advice'?

The right expression is 'advising bank incorrectly advises'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Which is right 'advises justly assists readily' or 'advice justly assists readily'?

The right expression is 'advises justly assists readily'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should I use 'advises the use of' or 'advice the use of'?

The right phrase is 'advises the use of'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should I use 'Congress advises immediate stimulation' or 'Congress advice immediate stimulation'?

You should use 'Congress advises immediate stimulation'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the correct expression 'the advice of the' or 'the advises of the'?

The right phrase is 'the advice of the'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the right expression 'the advice and consent' or 'the advises and consent'?

The correct phrase is 'the advice and consent'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

What's the correct phrase 'advice and consent of' or 'advises and consent of'?

The correct phrase is 'advice and consent of'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Which is right 'on the advice of' or 'on the advises of'?

The correct phrase is 'on the advice of'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the correct expression 'advice on how to' or 'advises on how to'?

The right phrase is 'advice on how to'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Some synonyms of advises are: counsel, recommend, guide, urge

Some synonyms of advice are guidance, recommendation, opinion

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Examples of advises in a sentence

Peter advises us, "Crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation."
- The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
The professor says this plan is excellent, he advises me to go ahead.
- Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
CD advises to seek treatment
- Creation: Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution by Randal Keynes
She advises me on my love life.’
- Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
He advises that sisters stay close to the camp.
- Crossroads of twilight by Robert Jordan

Examples of advice in a sentence

Sometimes, on the advice of his sumo, the emperor might also ask for erotic Japanese works;
- Once on a Moonless Night by Dai Sijie
To see that my advice is good.”
- The Paris Option by Robert Ludlum
You need to ask for advice when you need it, Laurel.
- Spells by Aprilynne Pike
Dr. Allen wanted me to look into it, and I came out here to ask for advice."
- RX for Chaos by Anvil, Christopher/ Flint, Eric (EDT)
That was advice she’d given him more than once on the court.
- Cold Midnight by Joyce Lamb

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