Asking for and giving advice

Asking for and giving advice

Asking for and giving advice can be done with different methods. This depends on the formality or informality of the position or situation you are in. Here are some sentences that can help you ask for or give advice.

Asking for advice

  • What do you advise me to…….?
  • What should I do?
  • If you were in my situation, What would you do?
  • Do you suggest/have any advice?
  • What’s the best/practical advice for this situation?
  • I just don’t know what to do.
  • How can I……..?
  • What would you advise me to do?
  • What ought I do?
  • What would you do if……?
  • Do you think it’s a good idea if I………?

Giving advice

  • If I were you, I would………..
  • You should…………
  • You’d better (not) + (bare infinitive)………………
  • Why don’t you………..
  • It would be better if you……………..
  • I advise you to…………
  • In your situation, I would…………….
  • Have thought about……………
  • Maybe you should……….

Examples of asking for and giving advice

  • Speaker 1: I suffer from an acne. What should I do?
  • Speaker 2: If I were you I would go to a dermatologist.
  • Speaker 3: I want to improve my Writing skills, do you suggest any advice?
  • Speaker 4: In your situation, I would read a lot and practice some writing.
  • Speaker 5: I am thinking of leaving Morocco once and for all?
  • Speaker 6: You’d better not do it. There no sweet place like home.

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