26 / 09 / 2005

ADVISE: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a nice weekend, a long weekend for some of you. This week we are going to explain words for giving advice*. We will begin by recycling a Vitamin from 2004: to advise*. The meaning of the English verb advise has nothing to do with the similar looking Spanish word avisar. * You can listen to the difference in pronunciation of these two words if you are a Daily Vitamin Plus subscriber. Advise means: to give your opinion about the best thing to do in a certain situation. Example 1 My broker advised me to buy shares in a mutual fund. Example 2 Nancy's docter advised her to stop smoking. Example 3 Matthew advised me to stay in contact with English in the summer. This verb, then, is the equivalent of "aconsejar" in Spanish. It does not mean "avisar." Do you know how to say "avisar" in English? The answer is after my Signature. If you have questions about today's verb, I advise you to contact us. Have a great day!


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