Advice in English

  • Asking for advice

– I’d like some advice about it.
– I need some advice.
– What would you advise me to do?
– I’m about to break up with him. What do you suggest?
– I don’t know what to do, could you advise me?
– I’m very confused, what do you think I should do?
Don’t you think I could try?
– Please tell me, what would you do if you were me?
– What would you do in my place?
Wouldn’t it be better for me to borrow one?

  • Giving advice

Follow my advice, and listen carefully.
Take my advice : Try and improve your Japanese. It will help you in your career.
If you want my advice, dismiss him.
If I were you, I wouldn’t break up with him. He’s just so courteous and you don’t want to lose him.
If I were in your place, I’d behave properly in front of them.
I advise you to wait for a while. This is not a good time for giving up.
Believe me : give him his money back. You don’t want to get in trouble.
Take my word for it, leave this place.
Let me tell you this : it’s not that bad, you can try again and again, just pull yourself together and you will be fine.
– It’s up to you, of course, but I wouldn’t do it.
If I were in your shoes, I wouldn’t wait, she’s a one in a million.
– You’d better think twice about what you’re going to do!
– She’d better not talk to her father like this! She has to show him some respect.
– You could work more, couldn’t you?
Couldn’t you make an effort?
Why don’t you consult another doctor?
I’d advise you to have a quick look at it.
Why not catch an earlier train?
Don’t you think it would be a good idea to have a few days’ holidays?
Personally, I think the best would be to stay in bed for a few days.
I think it would be better if you gave me the list.
– They shouldn’t talk so loudly.
– You should wait for us outside.
It’s in your interest to leave this country for some time.
It’s about time you studied foreign languages seriously. You know you will need them if you get a job.
– You ought to be more humane with them.
– They ought not to criticize her.
It might be an idea to record the lecture.
You might as well ring her from here.
– It occurred to me that you might as well resign.

  • Refusing to give advice

– I’m sorry, I’m terrible in giving advice.
– I’m afraid I can’t suggest something.
– This is not my domain, and I don’t know what to advise.
– I wish I could help, but I can’t.
– I’m not sure about it.
– I have no clue about what, I can’t advise!

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