advise


advise
advice, advise
1. Advice is a noun (‘an opinion given about future action’) and advise a verb (‘to give advice to’), in both BrE and AmE:

• The hardest thing is knowing where to go to get help, to get the advice and information you need —The Face, 1990

• It may make sense to take professional advice on the wording of an appropriate letter —M. Edwards, 1991

• We're advising all our clients to sit tight, at the moment, and neither to buy nor to sell —A. Davidson, 1989

• I would advise anyone thinking of a relationship with her now to stay well clear —Daily Record, 2007.

2. Both words are used in a special sense in commercial and related uses: advice here is countable and is used to mean ‘piece of information’ (usually in the plural) or ‘a document giving information’

• (Now we're looking to encourage our customers to send remittance advices electronically —Accountancy, 1993)

and advise means ‘to notify, to give information to’, typically followed by of or a that-clause

• (The student will be advised of the name and address of the tutor —Tutors' Handbook 1991

• She has advised us that a letter is in the process of being submitted —Northern Echo, 2007).


Modern English usage. 2014.

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