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."