Words Students Confuse - Advice and Advise

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Advice and Advise

We recently received at Scott's English Success a sentence like the following:

Teachers can advice their students to make the right decisions.

This sentence is incorrect because the student used the word advice which is a noun, and not the verb advise.

The sentence should read, "Teachers can advise their students to make the right decisions."

Advise is a regular verb - advise   advised   advised

Put the right word in the following sentences:

He needed some ________________ about his future plans.
She ______________ her colleagues to avoid the highway.
I _______________ you to improve your English!
The best ________________ I have ever received was to be nice to other people.

Click here for the answers:

He needed some advice about his future plans.
She advised her colleagues to avoid the highway.
I advise you to improve your English!
The best advice I have ever received was to be nice to other people.
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