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Important notice

Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

be advised that

The expression be advised means "be informed or apprised." This expression is rather formal and is often encountered in commercial and legal contexts. Since it is an example of an older style of business writing that is now considered stilted, it is better to avoid it.

Instead, we recommend using the plain English expression please note that or simply omitting the introductory formula.

  • Please note that (not be advised that) the deadline for submissions is December 21.


  • The deadline for submissions is December 21.