Is this sentence correct?

How about "I have some suggestions for you"

does either of these sound condescending? Are there any better alternatives to make suggestions/advise to someone?

  • Advise is a verb. You need advice, which is a noun. But - yes - "I have some advice for you" is condescending. "I wonder if I could make a couple of suggestions" is pleasant and informal. – Old Brixtonian Jul 22 at 6:24

There is a spelling error "Advice" is the noun "Advise" is the verb. Apart from that the English is correct.

Is it "condescending" depends on the context. Are you in a position in which advice is expected? If you are not sure whether advice is welcome, you can always ask

Would you like some advice?


I've some advice for you, if you'd like to hear it.

There's always a dialogue and a social context.

| improve this answer | |
  • Thanks for the reply. I wonder if it is correct to shorten "I have some advice for you" into "I've some advice for you" – Joji Jul 22 at 6:06
  • It would certainly be fine in speech – James K Jul 22 at 12:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.