A question sent in by English4Today member, Jose Rodriguez asking about the difference between ‘advise’ and ‘advice’:
is “advice” correctly spelled or is it “advise”, or both are correct but have different meanings in the United States? which is it? please advise or advice:-)
Jose, here comes the advice!
‘Advice’ is a noun: you can give someone a ‘piece of advice’. For example, let me give you some advice about travelling in China.
‘Advise’ is a verb: He advised me to always keep my passport on me when I was in China. His advice was very useful.
Another example: She was asked to advise (verb) the government on immigration. Her advice (noun) was used to prepare the new programs.
Hope that helps, Jose!