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Asking for and giving advice

Asking for advice 

Here are a variety of important expressions that you can use to ask for advice in different situations.

asking for advice

  • What should I do?
  • What can I do?
  • What do you think I should do?
  • What do you advise me to do?
  • What would you do in this situation?
  • What would you do if you were me?
  • If you were me, what would you do?
  • Do you think it’s a good idea to … in this situation?
  • What do you suggest?
  • How can I……?
  • What’s the best…..?

Giving advice

  • You had better (you’d better) + infinitive without ‘to’
  • You should + infinitive without ‘to’
  • Why not + infinitive without ‘to’
  • You ought to …
  • If I were you, I would (not) …
  • I advise you to…
  • Why don’t you (+infinitive without ‘to’)…?
  • It may/might be a good idea to…
  • Have you thought about + verb+ing?
  • What/ how about + verb +ing?

Exercises

 

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