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After advise we need to include an object before a to-infinitive. For example,

The police advised everyone to stay inside.

An object is not required in

I would strongly advise against going out on your own.
The doctor advised that he should be transferred to a private room.

How about the following? Are the following correct? Is an object required after advise?

1. Please advise what I should do.
2. Please advise what to do.
3. Please advise what documents are required.

4. Please advise the procedures.
5. Please advise if the arrangement is acceptable.

Please advise.
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"Is an object required after advise?

1. Please advise what I should do.

2. Please advise what to do.
3. Please advise what documents are required.
4. Please advise the procedures.
5. Please advise if the arrangement is acceptable."

An object need not be a person or a thing. It can also be a clause. For example, what I should do is the object of advise in your first sentence.

I consider No. 1 correct. I would add I to No. 2:
Please advise what I should do.

Nos. 3 and 5 seem OK if we accept that advise has the meaning "to inform, to let know". (Not all dictionaries recognize it.) No. 4 is wrong as it is impossible to advise procedures. Are you sure you need the plural procedures? Please advise me about the procedure would be correct.

CB
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Hi CB

Thank you for your reply.
Cool BreezeI consider No. 1 correct. I would add I to No. 2:
Please advise what I should do.I am not quite sure what you meant regarding No. 2.

PterI am not quite sure what you meant regarding No. 2.
Hi Pter

It just sounds better to my ear to have a clause with a subject (I) after advise. I'm not at all sure everybody else agrees. I think even native speakers have conflicting opinions about what can and cannot follow advise. I have seen various structures used after it.

CB

PS: I spent some time in Hong Kong in 1977 and liked it a lot. After that, I have only been to the new airport a couple of times.