Should it be advise or advice?
Friday, October 11, 2013
Many people confuse the words advise with advice.
Believe it or not, these are two different words. Although they seem similar they are completely different and are not interchangeable.
You see, advise in a VERB and advice is a NOUN
What is the difference you ask? Well a verb is an action word and a Noun is a thing….
In other words, I can advise (verb) you about something or I can give you advice (noun) about something.
If you were lucky enough to be taught grammar in school, your teacher would have emphasized the difference between these two words and given you little quizzes which would have made up part of your mark (grade).
So here is a little quiz from “grammar monster. See how many you get right.
If you are interested in learning more about this subject matter, I would ADVISE you to do a google search . There are many other websites that will explain the definitions of these two words.