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. Jul 22, 2020 at 6:24

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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.

  • 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, 2020 at 6:06
  • It would certainly be fine in speech
    – James K
    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:25

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