Verbs and nouns that are almost written the same, like advice and advise, always tend to cause confusion. And in the proofreading process, they're often overlooked. In this post, I will explain the difference between the two so that when you spot these words next, you know what to do.
Advice (with C)
This is a noun, which is a type of word used to identify a place, thing, or people.
Use this when describing guidance: 'My advice is to cut your hair short.'
Advise (with S)
This is a verb, or as most people say, a 'doing' word.
Use this when you are in the act of advising someone: 'I advise you to read these documents prior to signing them.'
I advise you the following advice
I hope this was useful. So, when you use/see advice or advise next, think whether it is describing guidance or the act of advising, and go from there.