I have a toothache. What should I do?
I need your advice, which tie should I wear?
Do you think I should cut my hair short or keep it long?
We might not notice it but we actually give and ask for advice a lot more than we think! For example, at lunch today, I asked my husband which dish I should order because I wanted both and could not make a decision.
The most common ways we can give advice is by using:
should /shouldn't /could / If I were you.../ why don't (you,we, I)... / why doesn't (she/he)...
These are quite commonly used and important to know but they aren't the only ways. Others more formal versions may be: you ought to, I advise you..., have you considered....
What advice would you give someone with this problem:
I'm gaining a lot of weight lately. What should I do?