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.
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