When we can use advice instead of advise? Can somebody help me?


“Advice” is a noun. “Advise” is a verb.

As simple as that.

  • Their meaning are same or different? – user57550 May 15 '14 at 5:46
  • The same. Only difference is in the part of speech. Example: Let me give you some advice. I advise you to exercise regularly and to wake up early. – curious-proofreader May 15 '14 at 5:51
  • Also, generally speaking, "advice" is an uncountable noun. So we give someone "a piece of or some"advice. – M.N May 15 '14 at 7:12
  • Also "advice" is licensed by OED as a count noun (admittedly rare in most registers). – Edwin Ashworth May 15 '14 at 9:45
  • I had no idea that "advice" is licensed as a count noun. My Longman, Oxford, and Cambridge dictionaries all say that it is a non-count noun. Anyway, thanks a lot. – M.N May 15 '14 at 12:06

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