Common Mistakes: Advice/Advise

Here’s another sentence I hear often that doesn’t directly translate into English:

“Gracias por tus consejos”

My cookie for today is “bite-sized” (small), but not commonly known:

In English, advice is always singular. You cannot say “Thank you for your advices.” (In fact, the English dictionary has little red underline on my spellcheck right now, telling me to change my grammar!)

Another thing to remember:

ADVICE is the noun (e.g.”He gave me some advice.”)

ADVISE is the verb. (e.g. “Can you please advise me of the status of this project?” “She advised me of the best way to speak to my boss.”

Cheers!

CC

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