As 'advice' is an uncountable noun, hence should not be used as plural, but

I have a sentence here which has word 'advices' and marked as NO ERROR without any proper explanation.

  1. They are awaiting advices from their Singapore branch.

Note: I have gone through this question but does not able understand.

So, "Some advice" or "some advices"? Which is correct?

  • ...marked as "no error" by whom? Could you please supply us with a little more context? – Cascabel Jun 15 '19 at 16:55
  • Sure, but i only have this info available as i don't understand it well, put it as it is given in the book. NO ERROR means here that the sentence is grammatically correct(so how the word advices can be used, while this is uncountable noun). – Amber Mishra Jun 15 '19 at 16:58
  • Have you checked the question i have mentioned in the last. There 'advices' is used to but i do not get the explanation well. – Amber Mishra Jun 15 '19 at 17:01
  • The other answers at the duplicate post you mentioned says that "advices has a limited usage in finance/legal areas", but it should not be in a grammar book. Once again what book is this found in??? – Cascabel Jun 15 '19 at 17:08

These "advices" are the physical (or electronic) notifications of payment or other business transaction and can be made plural.


This I fairly common usage in payroll within the United States, especially in large companies which pay electronically through direct deposit. The employee receives a stub called a payment advice indicating hours, pay, taxes, etc... while the funds are direct deposited. The individual document is an advice while a group of them are advices.

  • 2
    Further explanation ? More words would be good here. – Amber Mishra Jun 15 '19 at 17:02
  • That sounds very plausible to me. – user339660 Jun 16 '19 at 1:22
  • 1
    @Cascabel sorry, I have added a Merriam Webster link and a more detailed explanation. – Brian Alterman Jun 16 '19 at 19:02
  • I did not DV you, but I will now provide an uptick. – Cascabel Jun 16 '19 at 19:04

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.