common English mistake

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。)

Accept vs. Except

Submitted by Jenny on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:35

Many people are often confused with these two words. What do they mean?

"Accept" is a verb (action word) and it means to agree to take something. For example, "Teachers only accept homework on time."

"Except" is used as a preposition or conjunction. It means something or someone is not included. For example, "I teach every day except Sundays and Mondays."

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