- Grammatical function
Advice (with a C) is a noun. The ‘c’ is voiceless, meaning the voice is “turned off” when pronouncing this sound. The phonetic symbol for this sound is /s/. As a noun, it’s an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action.
Example: My friend gave me great advice about where to get my cat groomed.
Advise (with an S) is a verb. The ‘s’ is voiced, meaning the voice is “turned on” to make this sound. The phonetic symbol for this sound is /z/. As a verb, it’s when one gives a recommendation or info to someone.
Example: My friend advised that I go to the local animal groomer.
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