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Seeking and Giving Advice

Seeking and Giving Advice

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Can you give me some advice on...? / Could you give me some advice?

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used to ask someone for guidance on a particular matter

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What do you think I should do?

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used to ask someone what course of action you should do to solve your problem

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Do you think I should...?

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used to ask someone for their opinion on a solution that you have for your problem

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What do you suggest?

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said to ask someone for their opinion on what you could do to make a situation better

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I wonder if I could pick your brain. / I wanted to pick your brain.

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said when you want to talk to someone in order to get useful information or advice regarding a particular matter

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That sounds like a good idea.

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said to mean that someone's suggestion may be good

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Why didn't I think of that?

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an indirect way of saying that someone's idea is good

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I think you're right.

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means that you believe that someone's opinion or suggestion may be correct and helpful

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I don't think that's a good idea.

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a direct way of saying that someone's advice, suggestion, or plan does not seem helpful

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That doesn't sound right. / That doesn't feel right.

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said to express doubt about someone's opinion or suggestion

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Can I give some advice? / If I may offer some advice?

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asked before giving someone advice to confirm if they are in need or willing to listen

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Here's my two cents. / You want my two cents?

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said casually before giving someone advice or what you think of the situation they are in

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Have you ever thought of...? / Have you ever thought about...?

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said to suggest a specific action that someone could take to improve their situation

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You may want to try...

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said before suggesting a course of action that one can take

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If I were you...

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said to offer a piece of personal advice regarding what one would do if they were put in the other person's situation

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It's better if you... / It would be better for you to...

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used to suggest something that could possibly better a situation

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I suggest you... / I recommend that you...

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a formal and direct way of giving your opinion or making a suggestion

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I don't recommend that you... / I don't advise that you...

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said to turn down someone's solution or give examples of what not to do in a situation

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I wish I could help but...

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said to admit that you are incapable of helping or giving advice because of a particular reason

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