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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.
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    One of my theories is that texting is a major culprit in poor spelling and poor grammar
    1482 days ago
    I maxed the quiz!

    The one I see a lot is someone says they need to "loose" weight.
    1650 days ago
  • GK1963
    And all the confusion I see on SP blogs over Their, There and They're as well as Your and You're. Sometimes it is a challenge to read a blog because of the grammatical errors. If you are looking at a word and the meaning of it is registering in your brain, it becomes down right confusing when the next word in the sentence doesn't "fit"
    1650 days ago
    The English language can be so tricky for some people!

    1650 days ago
    I think you explained that very well Linda. emoticon
    Now I am off to look at your link.
    1663 days ago
    Another one I see alot in my teaching is raft and wrath! A raft is something you ride in water on, wrath is strong anger! Even teachers have messed that one up! I advise people to get advice on how to use the 2 words correctly! Oh! another is affect and effect! Affect is the verb and effect the noun! How did the effects of the storm affect you?
    1680 days ago
    it is amazing how so many people are not aware of their bad spelling and grammer. my supervisor is terriable about it and it drives me crazy
    1683 days ago
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