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What is the difference between advice and advise?

The first is a noun, the second a verb. Advice is a noun generally meaning 'an opinion about what could or should be done in a situation or about a problem; counsel given' as is "You never take my advice!" Advise is a verb meaning 'to offer advice to; to counsel' as in "We advise you to unplug the appliance before cleaning it." If you have trouble remembering which is which, think of the pronunciation: the verb has the z sound at the end, but you would not pronounce a word ending in -ice as -ize.

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