Advice vs Advise - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'advice' and 'advise'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. In fact, the two words are both are from the same word stem but 'advice' is the noun and 'advise' is the verb. Therefore, their usages are not the same. 'Advice' refers to a proposal for an appropriate course of action. Please give us some advice about planning a trip to France. In this example, we use 'advice' because it is the noun. When we want to describe the action of giving advice or offering a suggestion, we use the verb, or 'advise' spelled with an 's'. A good example would be: I advised them to visit the Pyramids of Giza when they are in Egypt.


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I have learnt that there are quite number of irregular rules or forms of parts of speech that you must be aware of when teaching English language. And it is important that those are to be memorized manually, although I sense that they do seem to share similar rules, for correct grammar use.In this unit module we learned how to bridge the difference in spoken language. By this, I mean that we learned how to make the physical sounds associated with different syllables. We also learned how inflection affects a sentence, as well as the various modes of inflection within a sentence.This unit, along with the other 2 units about tenses helped me big time. I now feel more secure when using tenses in my everyday conversations and more importantly when teaching. I now can provide multiple examples to my students and practice this new tenses in different activities and games.