advise (someone) of (something)


Should we used "advise (someone) of (something)" or "advise (someone) on (something)"?

asked Aug 25 '11 at 02:47 CF LOK Contributor

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To advise smone of smthng and to advise smone on smthng are both correct, but have different meanings.


We use 'to advise someone of something' when we are warning someone.


He advised us of the dangerous river current.


We use 'to advise someone on something"' when we are giving advice.


He then advised us on the safest area for swimming.

link answered Aug 26 '11 at 02:46 Kimberly Expert

Thank you so much! CF LOKAug 26 '11 at 02:53

No problem! Just spread the word! KimberlyAug 26 '11 at 14:11

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Thank you very much for sending me the writing evaluation paper and I will inform the participants over phone. Please bring the original papers on 7th Sept’11.


link answered Aug 25 '11 at 08:17 shishir paul New member

Sorry, what do you mean? I didn't send you anything. CF LOKAug 25 '11 at 11:24

Shishir -- If you have a question, please post it by clicking 'Ask Question'. KimberlyAug 26 '11 at 02:43

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