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Phase 1: Close comparison of phrases of the form 'X [to] you some advice' As a narrow inquiry into the world of verb + pronoun + "some advice," I ran a Google Books search across the period 1800–2006 for the following phrases: "you some advice" (yellow line), give you some advice (blue line), "offer you some advice" (red line), "leave you some advice" (...


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From the OP I googled “tell me some advice” which gave results of about 521,000 One of the problems with Googling English phrases, is the number of results that appear on the first page. In fact, "tell some some advice" does claim there are 531,000 results, which sounds incredibly impressive but the trick is to scroll to the bottom of the page… Note ...


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