Advice vs Advise | Grammar Differences

Advice and advise may look and sound similar, but it is important to know how to use each word properly.


When to use Advice

Advice is a noun. It is the recommendation or opinion that someone gives another person to help them make a decision. You can give advice and you can get advice, and it can be good or bad advice.

Example: Before I went on holiday, my friends gave me some good advice.


When to use Advise

Advise is a verb. It is the act of giving a recommendation or opinion - giving advice. You can advise someone about something, or someone else can advise you.


Example: I don’t advise trying to eat that whole pizza.

To help pronounce the words, remember that advice rhymes with mice, and advise rhymes with prize.

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