A Little 'Advice' for English Language Learners
Advice is a good thing to have when you need it, especially if it's good advice offered by a wise and respected adviser . But it's not advisable to pluralize advice, as it's a non-count noun* that is always used in the singular form. So there's no such word as “ advices .” Big no-no, folks!
As for when you want to offer advice to someone, I advise you to take care in choosing your words. “Advice” is a noun but “advise” is a verb. The first one uses the soft “c” or /s/ sound. The second is spoken with a /z/ sound instead.
I know this is a difficult part of English for speakers of languages that use different constructs. Heck, it's even tough for some native users of English to make heads or tails of this one!
* In French we would also pluralize the word - “ conseils ” - so I completely understand the impulse to pluralize the noun “advice.” It's done in lots of other languages, but in English it just works differently. Non-count nouns are tricky! If you take the time to read about them, you'll gain more confidence in no time at all.
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