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UK [ədˈvaɪs] / US noun [uncountable]
Get it right: advice:

Advice is an uncountable noun, so: ▪  it is never used in the plural ▪  it never comes after an or a number
Wrong: Naomi Wolf gave me a good advice in her book.
Right: Naomi Wolf gave me some good advice in her book.
Wrong: They were always there to give practical advices.
Right: They were always there to give practical advice.  
Q: How can I refer to a single item of advice, rather than to advice in general?
A: Advice is mostly used on its own or with some. If you're worried about it, contact your doctor for advice.
I think you should get some advice from a professional. You can also say a word of advice, a piece of advice, or (informally) a bit of advice. But none of these expressions is common. Don't confuse advice (a noun) and advise (a verb):
Wrong: I would advice you to choose this company.
Right: I would advise you to choose this company.
Ways of giving advice:
You should/You ought to/If I were you/Why don't you/It's a good idea to → used when giving friendly advice You'd better → used when giving stronger advice Take it from me → used when giving advice that is based on your own experience If you want my advice → used when offering advice to someone, even though they may not want to hear what you are telling them You would be well advised → used when giving advice in more formal and serious contexts
Examples:
I think you ought to see the doctor about that lump. If I were you I'd stick with your job until something better comes along. Why don't you just tell her the truth? It's a good idea to check the weather forecast before you leave. You'd better hear her side of the story before you decide. You'd better not drive if you're feeling tired. Take it from me, it's not worth using one of those cheap car-hire companies. If you want my advice, you should stay away from men like that. You would be well advised to consult a lawyer before committing yourself.
an opinion that someone gives you about the best thing to do in a particular situation

You can always contact your tutor for advice and support.

Ask your father for advice.

give advice:

Let me give you some advice.

take someone's advice (= do what someone advises):

I took his advice and left.

advice on/about:

We are here to give people advice about health issues.

legal/medical/expert etc advice:

Tenants involved in a dispute with their landlord should seek legal advice.

advice that:

He ignored the doctor's advice that he ought to lose weight.

on someone's advice:

She's acting on her lawyer's advice.

on the advice of someone (= because of someone's advice):

She applied to York University on the advice of her teacher.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with advice
▪  expert, financial, legal, medical, practical, professional Verbs frequently used with advice as the object ▪  accept, ask for, disregard, follow, get, give, heed, ignore, need, obtain, offer, provide, receive, reject, seek, take, want

English dictionary. 2014.

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