Advice vs Advise – What’s the difference?


Words that sound the same but have different meanings are known as homophones. These words are often a point of confusion not only amongst English learners but sometimes amongst native English speakers aswell! 

I will be going over some of the most commonly confused words to help gain an understanding on the meanings of the word and what makes them different. 

First in this series will be the words ‘Advice‘ and ‘Advise‘. So what’s the difference? 

Firstly, we have the word advice, which is a noun and something which is given. i.e. ‘He gave his son advice about his new car’. 

Now we take the word advise, this is a verb and is something you do….you cannot give it. i.e ‘He will advise his son about his new car.’ 

Type the missing words from the following sentences in the comments section below: 

1- The teacher will __________ her students. 

2- The students listened to her _________ . 

3- That was some really good _________. 

4- I need you to _________ me. 

5- I need some _________. 

And I will end by advising you to subscribe to my blog for daily advice on learning English 😉




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I'm a CELTA-qualified, online English language teacher. I'm relaunching the MetoEnglish site and gradually bringing this blog back up to speed. I can provide a variety of English language services so, if you're looking for ESL/ESOL services and resources, or want to improve your English language skills, please email me for more information. Thanks! Mike
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