"advise" and "advice" are two different animals the former being what one does ..the latter what one gives when doing the former
>side note to Lawman ..I too was taught and taught "I" as opposed to "me" in that context ..
As the language is normally referred to as "The Queen's English" one would suppose that her speech would be the touchstone ..she still uses "I" ..
However with the almost total lack of competence of English teachers in schools since the 1960's and the even more lamentable levels attained in the subject by their pupils ..apparently the approved usage version has been "dumbed" down so as not to embarrass those who used "me" ..
Examination standards of English ( and many other subjects ) have been falling or were "pushed" to conform to the "PC" idea that there should be no perceivable failures ...of course that doesn't mean that some folks can neither read nor write clearly ..merely that we should not mention it ..
( so now everyone has a paper qualification ..that doesn't mean squat ..but they don't find that out until they have left school with it :(
England has just announced (as if the concept were magically found )..that schools will commence phonetic learning of the alphabet and spelling ..
( seems to me that was how I learned ..nearly 50 years ago )
The problem they will have as will most countries which go back to that approach is in finding enough teachers who can speak correctly and clearly to teach ..
I notice listening to many english politicians that the "glottal stop" is alive and well ..and that most of them have no real grasp of the meaning of the words they use ..the same applies to radio and TV presenters ..
It isn't their accents that bother me ..it is their speaking like barrow boys or girls on amphetamines ..or their total missuse of words ( those "British" who are old enough to remember the comedienne Hilda Baker may remark that most of the current Blair cabinet use words with the same reckless abandon for their real meaning as did Hilda ) ..does nobody ever tell them "actually that is not the correct word for what you wish to convey ..it just sounds like the correct one .."?..
Sounds like a rant ..not really ..if one wishes to communicate one has to agree on a common version of the grunts that we apes use ..be they vocal ..or on paper or screen .:)