Thursday, 22 May 2014

ADVISE OR ADVICE?

In British English advise (with "s") is the verb; and advice (with "c") is the noun. Let´s check some examples:

Advise (verb)

- I advise you not to go to Peru in this time of the year. It´s better to go in January.

- She advised me to take the FCE exam in June.

Advice (noun/uncountable)

- Listen to my advice and go to Peru in January when it´s sunny.

- Her advice was to take the FCE exam in June.

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*Note: Because advice is uncountable, it´s not possible to say advices. 

Incorrect: She gave me advices.
Correct: She gave me some advice.