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Advice or Advise?

I love grammar! I don't always get it right and I don't always care either. Here's one grammar puzzle I like.

The answer to 'when do I know whether to use 'advice' or 'advise'?' is really simple. 'Advice' is the noun. You can remember this because it contains 'ice' - which is also a noun (the name of a thing). 'Advise' is the verb (the doing word). For example, use the words as in this sentence:

"I asked my mother for advice [the noun] as to which spices to use and she said she could not advise [the verb] me as she had never cooked my recipe before."

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Last Days in Atlantis. (Young Adult Novel)

Mari is thrust into a position of responsibility as the warrior leader of the Atlantean Hill People before she's ready. She strives to make choices that are best for her and her people against a backdrop of deception and intrigue. She becomes entangled in the power struggles between her people and the rulers of the City of the Golden Gates. 

Events test her trust in the traditions of her people and her confidence in those who are dear to her: the Elders, her mother, and the young man she is expected to share her life with.  Mari believes she has failed the task and struggles to overcome her feelings of grief, guilt, and betrayal as her very survival is threatened. 

I have written two children's stories about Beatrice, a young angel-in-training with one large wing. The first to be published, Beatrice Learns Compassion, was illustrated by my granddaughter, Bella, when she was 10-years-old. Bella is currently illustrating the secon book, Beatrice Spreads Joy. 

The Beatrice book is available on Kindle. It's suited to young children. Print copies are available to purchase through the contact page