Advice is a noun. It means “guidance” or “recommendation.”
- Sharon needs some advice.
- I wait for your advice.
- Mark lost weight upon his doctor’s advice.
Advise is a verb. It means “to suggest or recommend” or to “inform someone about a fact or situation.”
- This is to advise you of the new parking procedures.
- Clara advised us against sending money overseas.
- Please advise us soon of your decision.
Here’s a tip that might help us remember the distinction between the two.
Advice is a noncount noun. So it cannot be counted. It is always singular. It has no plural form, so cannot have an s at the end of the word. We cannot say “advices.” Tip: Since the word advice is spelled without an s, then it has no plural form s at the end. Example: He gave me so much valuable advice.
The verb advise is spelled with an s. So we can add an s to make the verb a present tense, singular verb. Example: The president advises us not to panic.
I hope that helps!
References: The New Oxford American Dictionary
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