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Correct Usage 14 – Advice / Advise

Advise / Advice

Advice and advise are frequently used in OET letters, reading and listening. Why not is Speaking? Never, because it is a spelling-related issue.

  • Advise: (Verb form) :: Give an advice
  • Advice: (Noun form) :: An advice

Mr Parker advised me to give you an advice.

Advise usually comes after:

  • Has advised
  • Was advised
  • is advised
  • Has been advised

‘Advice’ (noun) usually comes like:

  • It has been observed that Mr Parker is reactant to advice.

NB: Do not use “advices” or “an advice.” It is always “advice.”

Let’s Proceed to the final Test. Click ‘Let’s Play’

  • Question of

    Please be ___, Mr Parker should not skip any of these medicines.

    • advised
    • adviced
  • Question of

    Ms Shiela would not take your ___ as she is over-sensitive and over zealous.

    • advice
    • advise
    • advices
  • Question of

    Do not worry, she will stay ___ for the time being.

    • advised
    • adviced
  • Question of

    Would you like to be ___?

    • advised
    • adviced
  • Question of

    This is a piece of ___, if you won’t mind.

    • advice
    • advise

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