While doing a textbook exercise I came across this sentence, please correct it, so as to get the correct usage :- 'The teacher gave me many advices.'

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  • It seems correct. Why do you think it's wrong? – Vanpram P Oct 19 '16 at 17:13
  • We do not offer proofreading services here. – tchrist Oct 19 '16 at 18:26

Slightly surprisingly, “advice” is an uncountable (mass) noun in English (like “water” or “sand”), and as such it has no plural form: His advice was very helpful. (correct) His advices were very helpful. (wrong)

So, a correct form of the sentence could be:

"The teacher gave me advice many times."

"The teacher advised me many times."


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