I'm sorry,

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bumped, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If someone uses advise at work you should file a grievance with your union stewart.
  3. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Come on, we are a bunch of truck drivers here!!!!!!
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The only limitations we have are the ones we impose upon ourselves.
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Man thats deep, I wish I was smart like you guys!!
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It feels like I'm in grammer school again.
  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    IMHO (in my honest opinion), if this is all you have to worry about or this is really that important to you, you should find a message board that is frequented only by Mensa members.

    If you are applying for the Spelling Cop position, the job is already filled, with several others with more seniority waiting in line. Sorry.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Lol! The OP's right, that's a common mistake here! So we have:

    advice - advise
    steward - stewart - stuart
    are - our
  9. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    And the list goes on and on.
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    a vice - moral weakness
    a vise - apparatus used for holding or clamping a work piece to allow work to be performed on it
  11. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I don't mind the misspelling or using the wrong words in the case as of to/too/two or your/you're. I "wood" rather someone use the wrong word or spelling as long as it sounds the same. Advice and advise have two different pronounciations. The commas, or lack thereof doesn't bother me.
  12. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

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  14. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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  15. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    And don't forget to leave out "their" and "there".....
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    And they're
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Cheryl is working on a preschool version of Brown Cafe.

    Hoax's grandson will be the moderator:

  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Well said, my friend. Great advice! Excelsior (the motto of the Empire State, New York)
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We am koud bi poosting en Eboniks ef ewe wahnt.
  20. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's a moral weakness to you:happy-very: