Tuesday, August 5, 2008

He advised me to listen to his advice

He advised me to listen to his advice.

Note the change in spelling of ‘advice’ as a verb and as a noun.

In English, the spelling of certain words depends on their parts of speech. The following words belong to this group:
a) practise (verb), practice (noun)
b) advise (verb), advice (noun)

Examples of their usage are shown below:
a) We must practise speaking English until we get the intonation correct.
b) I have ample practice in programming.
c) We always advise him not to get hooked to drugs.
d) The teacher gave me some sound advice the other day.

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