Advice

Asking for advice expressions

  1. What can I do?
  2. What should I do?
  3. What do you advise me to do?
  4. What do you suggest?
  5. What do you think I should do?
  6. What would you do if you were me?
  7. What would you do in this situation?
  8. If you were me, what would you do?
  9. How can I……?
  10. What’s the best…..?
  11. Do you think it’s a good idea to … in this situation?

Different ways to give advice

  1. You should + infinitive without ‘to’
  2. You had better (you’d better) + infinitive without ‘to’
  3. Why not + infinitive without ‘to’
  4. If I were you, I would (not) …
  5. You ought to …
  6. I advise you to…
  7. It may/might be a good idea to…
  8. Why don’t you (+infinitive without ‘to’)…?
  9. What/ how about + verb +ing?
  10. Have you thought about + verb+ing?

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Giving advice exercise

Exercise: What can you advise these people to do?

1.

Tom: I have a terrible headache.

You: ……………………………………………………………………………………..

2. 

Nancy: I can’t remember phone numbers. What do you advise me to do, Sally?

Sally: ………………………………………………………………………………….

3. 

Jim: Our neighbors make a lot of noise. What do you suggest?

You: ………………………………………………………………………………………….

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