Little Book of Confusables

Advise and advice: do you know the difference?

ADVISE vs ADVICE: simple tips to remember the difference

ADVISE and ADVICE are easy to confuse. The fact that they look so similar trips people up time and time again. Here are my simple tips to remember the difference between ADVISE and ADVICE.

ADVISE is a verb that means suggest, encourage or tell someone to do something.

“I ADVISE you to learn the difference between ADVISE and ADVICE.”

ADVICE is a noun. The best way to remember this is that it ends with ICE, which is also a noun.

“That’s good ADVICE.”

You can apply the same spelling tip to other similar pairs, such as PRACTICE and PRACTISE, or DEVICE and DEVISE. Just remember, the suffix ICE means the word is a noun.

Confusables advise vs advice. Language and spelling tips from copywriter Sarah Townsend Editorial

Confusables advise vs advice. Language and spelling tips from copywriter Sarah Townsend Editorial

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