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 Post subject: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:12 pm 
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Sorry - if you don't like grammar pedants, don't read on. I am not a (complete) perfectionist and I make errors myself, however am I the only one on here irritated by the regular abuse on this site of advise in place of advice?

I am seeking advice.
Would you please advise.

Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:30 pm 
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Thes two don't sound identical, so sound is a way to remember which is which.

Advise rhymes with eyes

Advice rhymes with ice

Maybe if people think of someone terribly serious peering over their spectacles, saying, "I advise you..." The person listening (and paying) would then be wise to take the advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:39 pm 
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Another way to look at this issue is to remember that
advise is a verb
advice is a noun


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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:25 am 
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Yes, I find it annoying. Even worse is people saying that they have to "itch something" --- even my daughter says this. Ugh!


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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:41 am 
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Having a Welsh mum it drove me mad when she would say "that will learn you". And my sister never did get to grips with the difference between bought and brought!

It also perplexed me when people on here would say "my DS is giving the 11+" until someone kindly explained why that happened (I can't find the link and don't remember the details but it made a huge amount of sense at the time)


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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:02 pm 
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yes - my DS 'gave' his exam at *** really annoys me. Maybe it translates from the way you would say this in another language that is common on the site.

mixing lend and borrow is another pet hate of mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:09 pm 
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I have to admit to having to think verb/noun with advise and advice.

The expression I truly hate though is "give it up for". It is all that tv presenters seem capable of saying when asking for applause. It makes no sense at all :?

and then there's "can I" and "may I" :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Surely the worst one is practise and practice?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
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Are we avoiding the elephant in the room? There, their and they're


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 Post subject: Re: Advice vs Advise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:39 pm 
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I'm afraid mine is the misuse of apostrophes, particularly in plurals.

But I think it is easier to criticise others than be aware of one's own mistakes so this is dangerous territory.


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