[Phrases] Top 10 Ways To Give Advice In English

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Giving advice is very common in daily life. But sometimes we should be aware of the ways if we don’t want to be misunderstood or hurt others’ feelings.

Let’s get started!

1. I think you should …

This is a typical and neutral way to give advice.

I think you should get a haircut.

2. Why don’t you …?

This is a bit softer. It’s more of a weak way to give advice.

Why don’t you take a day off?

3. Have you thought about …?

This is a soft but more serious way to give advice.

Have you thought about going to a different city?

blur-close-up-coffee-cup-405238.jpg4. I don’t know if … is a good idea.

When someone tells you something, you say you don’t know if it is a good idea. You actually giving someone advice not to do it in a soft way.

I don’t know if getting a pet is a good idea.

5. Maybe you should try …

This one is a suggestion. So it is a soft but kind of encouraging expression.

Maybe you should try spicy food.

6. I wouldn’t …

This means “If this were my decision, I would not …”

I wouldn’t buy a new car if I were unemployed.

adorable-animal-cat-2625782.jpg7. If I were you, I would …

If I were you, I would try to get enough sleep.

8. Have you tried …

Have you tried talking to him?

9. My advice is to …

This one is a very clear advice statement.

My advice is to get some sleep.

10. You ought to …

This one sounds more formal and polite. (ought to = should)

You ought to go on a diet.


Practice:

Your friend says,”I lied. It was I who broke his vase. What should I do?”

Use one of the 10 sentences to give some advice!

Leave a comment if you have any questions!

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98 Comments

  • I think you should be honest. Cause I willn’t angry to you if you tell me the truth

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  • i think u should go there because he is waiting for u.
    u ought to obey ur teachers.
    My advice is to read this book.By reading this u can know many things.
    Have u tried to taste this icecrm?
    Have u thought aboit ur carreer.?
    why dont u go to sleep?

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  • My advice is to think of a solution like buying a new vase for him to suggest when you apologize.

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  • I don’t know if lying is a good idea. Maybe you should meet him and tell him the truth. And it will be good if you buy him a new vase for your apology

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  • I think you should tell the truth and try to apologize what you did to her/him

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  • May be you should try to learn more phrases from u dictionary on daily basis. That will help you to speak good English.

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  • I think you should confess about it and offer the sollution to him/her

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  • Maybe you should try telling her the truth and then apologize. He won’t scold you

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  • May be you should go there and give him the price of that vase. And say sorry to him.

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  • I think you should apologise and tell the truth and also buy a new vase for him.😁

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  • You have to tell him the truth and if i were you, i would to buy a new vase then give to him

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  • I love phrasal conversation and indeed, English is my strongest subject during my schooldays though I dropped out college one-year short from graduation. The art of speech-making and writing has been my ambitious kidder always. Using perfect sentences for any required situation is hardly easy. So, having nearhand grammar-dict-apps is amazing. My biggest hurdle at present, is about essays and precises. Kindly, help me, please. Thanks.

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