The correct format for this request is please advise. This is because a request, or a plea is essentially a call for action and is formed with a verb.
This means that advise is what we do and is the verb form, and advice, which is the noun form, is what we give when we are asked to advise on something.
Please advise or Please advice?
“Please advise….” is usually placed at the beginning of the sentence when someone is looking for a suggestion on how to move forward.
Please advise us on what to to do next.
Please advise us where we need to go.
What is the difference between advise and advice?
Advise is a doing word and advice is a thing, or the first is a verb, and the second is a noun. This means that they have completely different roles to play.
The verb advise tells us what is going on, what is about to happen, or what is needed to occur.
Sue, will you please advise us on something.
Dillon has offered to advise everyone on the best procedures.
The team leaders are advising everyone on what they think is best practice.
Verbs are the engines of a sentence; they drive the sentence along and indicate where in time that action is happening. Verbs also indicate that an action is continual or completed or has not yet happened.
The team leaders are advising…..
Sue advised us on that yesterday….
Dillon is going to advise everyone tonight…
The noun advice tells us what is going on, what is about to happen, or what is needed to occur.
Sue, will you offer some advice on something for us?
Dillon has some advice for everyone on the best procedures.
The team leaders are offering advice for everyone on what they think is best practice.
Nouns are the objects carried along within a sentence; they name and identify the things, people, places, objects, qualities, ideas, and actions that are living within the sentence.
What happens if I mix up verbs and nouns that look very similar?
When we confuse nouns and verbs, the meaning of our sentence can usually still be retained. This depends on the reader, and how astute a reader they are.
For example, I need some advise is quite incorrect, but the meaning remains intact. The use of the form this way, however, identifies the writer as perhaps being unfamiliar with English grammar, a situation that is easily reversed with practice.
Verbs and nouns in English are easily confused and their functions often muddled. This is especially so when spellings and pronunciations are similar, as with the noun advice, and the verb advise.
The correct use in this situation is “Please advise…”.
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