but it just bothers me.... 'Advice' is a noun: you can give someone a 'piece of advice'. For example, let me give you some advice about travelling in China. 'Advise' is a verb: He advised me to always keep my passport on me when I was in China. His advice was very useful. Another example: She was asked to advise (verb) the government on immigration. Her advice (noun) was used to prepare the new programs.