Advice vs Advise | Meaning, Definition & Examples

Commonly Confused Words updated on  December 6, 2023 3 min read
Advice is a noun that refers to guidance, both formal and informal. Advise is the verb that refers to the act of giving guidance.

The words are often considered homonyms, but “advice” is pronounced with an “s” sound at the end, and “advise” is pronounced with a “z” sound.

The related noun adviser or advisor refers to the person who gives you guidance.


Examples: Advice in a sentence

Examples: Advise in a sentence

My teacher’s advice is that I should more thoroughly check my work for errors.

Can you advise me on the best way to prepare for the interview?

I’d like your advice on what I should wear on my first date.

The doctor advised me to take the medication twice a day.

My grandmother’s advice on cooking has always been to season generously!

Why are you advising him to spend more money on clothes?

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Is it please advise or please advice?

The phrase please advise is often used to end an email with a request for guidance on a specific issue. Please advice is never correct because you need the verb instead of the noun.

You can also use the phrase “please advise” in a regular sentence.

Examples: Please advise in a sentence
Please advise me on the best restaurants to try while I’m visiting your city.
I’m having trouble with my computer. Please advise on how to resolve the issue.
Please advise whether it’s better to book the morning or afternoon flight for our trip.

What is the plural of advice?

Advice cannot be pluralized by adding the suffix -s to the end of the word. It’s an uncountable noun, which means you have to use an expression such as “a piece of advice” or “a word of advice." You can make it plural by saying “two pieces of advice.”

Examples: Plural of advice
Maggie gave me great advices!
Maggie gave me two great pieces of advice!
Maggie gave me great advice


Advise vs advice worksheet

Test your knowledge of the difference between “advise” and “advice” by filling in either “advise” or “advice” in each practice sentence.

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Trope

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Metaphor

Every time or everytime

Smelled or smelt

Consonance

Alot or a lot

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Rhyme


Frequently asked questions about advice vs advise

Is it any advice or any advise?

Advice and advise are often confused. The phrase any advice uses the noun, “advice.” You only use “advise” when the verb is required.

  • Any advice on how to handle this?
  • Please advise on how to handle this.

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Is it doctor's advice or advise?

Advice and advise are often confused. The phrase doctor’s advice uses the noun, “advice.” You only use “advise” when the verb is required.

  • I'm going on holiday. It's doctor's advice
  • The doctor advised me to go on holiday.

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Is it kindly advise or advice?

Advice and advise are often confused. The phrase kindly advise uses the verb, “advise.” You only use “advice” when the noun is required.

  • Kindly advise me on what to do next.
  • Thank you for your kind advice.

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Julia Merkus

Julia has master's degrees in Linguistics and Language and speech pathology. Her expertise lies in grammar, language and speech disorders, foreign language learning, and child language acquisition.

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