Writing for Business

Jan 10 2017   2:05PM GMT

Writing for business – counsel or council?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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robotBefore I invest time and money in a certification for mechatronics, I want to seek ______ from someone at the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).
a. counsel
b. council

Which is correct?

Choice a is correct.

In this context, counsel is a synonym for advice. A council is a group of people that exists to provide counsel or advice (like the Robotics Industries Association!)

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