Language Refresher 97: Council vs Counsel

Quick and Dirty Tips gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use Council vs Counsel.

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a. Council: 

“Council” is a noun that describes a group of decision makers.

Ex. The council took months to reach a decision about who should be held accountable for the confetti incident.


b. Counsel:

“Counsel” is a verb that means “to give advice.”

Ex. Squiggly hoped the nutritionist wouldn’t counsel him to give up chocolate.

“Counsel” is also a noun describing the advice received as a result of counseling.

Ex. A lawyer gives legal counsel.

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