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Advice and advise

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By Mary Morel

You can do it

Take my advice


Advice is a noun and means ‘opinion’.

She gave good advice.

Memory jog: it is a vice to give advice.


Advise is a verb and means to give an opinion or recommendation.

He advised her to own up.

Other pairs that have ‘c’ for the noun and ‘s’ for the verb include practice/practise and licence/license.

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