Advice vs. Advise

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 13:22

Advice: 忠告
Advice is a noun. It means an opinion that someone tells you about what you should do and/or how you should act in some situations. (Advice是名詞, 意指某人告訴你在一些情況下, 你應該怎麼做或是你應該如何反應的一個意見。)
For example: "Susan needs Anna to give her some advice on traveling to Peru." (例: 蘇珊需要安娜給他一些到祕魯旅行的忠告。)

Advise: 建議
Advise is a verb. It means to give information and suggest types of action. (Advise是動詞, 意指給予資訊和建議行動的類型。)
For example: "Anna will advise Susan on things she should know when traveling to Peru." (例: 安娜將會建議蘇珊她到祕魯旅行應該知道的事。)

Therefore, advice and advise actually mean the same thing. Advice is a noun and advise is a verb. Why don't you try the following exercise to see if you get them correctly? (因此, advice 和 advise 實際上指的是同件事, advice是名詞, 而advise是動詞。 不妨試試做做看以下的練習, 看你是否都能做對呢?)

I gave John some ___________ on how to improve his English.
I ___________ John on how to improve his English.

Darren __________Susan not to take the job.
Susan took Darren's ___________ not to take the job.

Julia _________ Ken on what classes to take as a first year student in the university.
Julia gave Ken some ________________ on what classes to take as a first year student in the university.