You can use the following tips and suggestions when you give advice or ask for advice from other people.
Asking for Advice
What do you think I should do?
What do you suggest?
What would you do (in this situation)?
I think you should get a lawyer.
Maybe you should try someplace else.
Why don’t you call the company?
If I were you, I would tell her.
Asking for advice:
- We’ve got our bag stolen? What should we do?
- What do you suggest us to do?
- What is your suggestion?
- What’s your advice?
- What ought I to do?
- If you were me what would you do?
- If I were you, I would go to the police.
- You’d better keep an eye on your bag all the time.
- Why don’t you go to the police?
- If you take my advice, you’ll go to the police.
- You ought to/should avoid crowded places.
- Have you thought about visiting the police station?
- It might be a good idea keep an eye on your bag all the time.
Declining to give advice
- I wish I could suggest something, but I can’t.
- I don’t know what to advise, I’m afraid.
- I’m afraid I can’t really help you.
- I wish I could help.
Study the dialogue:
|Tourists||I’ve got terrible pain with my tooth I should do something about it. What do you advise me to do?|
|Teacher:||Why don’t you go to the dentist. You’d better to go there as soon as possible.|
|Student:||I think so, too, but which dentist’s do you think I should visit?|
|Teacher:||If I were you, I would go to Central Hospital. They are very good at this.|