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Oh my word Advice, Advise

Oh my word Advice, Advise
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Parents are usually the best advisors for the children in giving their advice on almost all aspects of life. They advise their children in the...

Parents are usually the best advisors for the children in giving their advice on almost all aspects of life. They advise their children in the interest of the family but from their perspective so the advice may not be objective at all times. There are professional advisors who advise on specific issues and subjects: Media advisors, economic advisors, image consultants or advisors, and many more catering every aspect of professional lives.

Dushyanth is good at advice on professional courses. Dushyanth advises her neighbours on ‘how to get out of stress.’ One of the ways to use a word correctly in the construction of a sentence is to know the word’s parts of speech: whether the word is noun, verb or adjective or gerund.

Advice is a noun: Advice is an opinion given about something to someone (He makes his livelihood on giving advice about climate change), how to behave or act or how to deal with a situation, (When he saw her, he immediately gave the advice of consulting a doctor), giving information to someone about pros and cons of a circumstances for which he or she is also paid (Legal advice is often the best way to deal with family issues).

Advisable is an adjective: What is advisable to one may not be advisable to others. Advisability is a noun: Advisability is not recommended when unsolicited. Advise is a verb: Recommending someone about something: He advised her to resign from the job and start her own company. The doctor advised him to quit smoking immediately. Please advise me whether I should study genetics or biotechnology?

Advisedly is an adverb, and advisory is an adjective meaning having the power to advise. The advisory of the Central government may or may not be followed by the state government in India. Many ministries and departments in the country have advisory committees! Is it right for a government to issue a health advisory on what to eat and what not to eat?

Adviser and Advisor are interchangeable words. Adviser is a British usage; advisor is the US. The adviser’s job is to give advice on a specific subject to whom he or she is accountable. Sanjaya Baru the journalist was the media advisor to Dr Manmohan Singh. It is not unusual in our society to come across him or her giving advice to someone on this and that. What is the best advice one can give? Better not advise others unless asked for an advice.

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