‘Advice’ or ‘Advise’?

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Look at the image. There’s something wrong with it beyond the poor camera-phone picture quality and the excessive air-brushing. It’s there in the bottom right corner. It’s easily done. The verb and the noun have been confused.

Advice is what they meant. It is the noun meaning guidance or recommendations for future action. In this case, guidance on hair-based life choices. Think ‘my advice on ice’ to remember spelling and pronunciation.

Advise is the verb, meaning to recommend or inform.  This is pronounced more like ‘-ize’.

For example, my conversation with them will go something like this:

‘If I advise you on proper spelling, will you give me free hair advice?’

‘No.’

‘OK, thanks, bye!’

Any questions or comments? Put them below please!

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3 responses to “‘Advice’ or ‘Advise’?

  1. I love mistake spotting. Confusing ‘practice’ with ‘practise’ is a favorite, and the misplaced apostrophe can cause me to throw a fit (beer’s, £5 for two).

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  2. Just been covering this topic with my 11 yr old son 🙂

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