Misused Words

Advice and Advise

Advice, a noun, means recommendation or opinion on some action.

He followed his doctor's advice to stay off work for two weeks.

Advise, a verb, means to offer an opinion or recommendation to.

The doctor advised his patient to rest for a week before returning to work.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) Parents often (advice, advise) their children on their choice of career.

(2) It is difficult to take (advice, advise) from a person in whom you don't have complete confidence.

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