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#201787 08/14/11 08:03 PM
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I used to be positive about when you should use practice and when you should use practise. Unfortunately, as so many people use them interchangeably I have confused even myself over when to use the c and when to use the s. Any help you lot could shed on this would be marvellous as then I can correct people to my heart's content knowing that I am definitely right laugh


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Go American and stick with practice all the time.

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And take the cowards way out!? Never! haha laugh


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practice is a noun; practise/practice is a verb.

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you put a c in both of them wink


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yes, I did.

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The way I remember it is 's' is more active than 'c' in the sense you have to move your pen more to write an 's' than you have to move it to write a 'c'.

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That's a good help. I have learned something today. I'll keep it in mind.

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hmm, I would said practise was either a typo or just plain wrong. my spellcheck underlines it.


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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
hmm, I would said practise was either a typo or just plain wrong. my spellcheck underlines it.


as hinted at herein, Chiefly British..
The form practice has become increasingly prevalent in U.S. use since the later 19th cent., and is now the generally accepted standard spelling. [OED]

you will not be surprised to learn that the Latin form was practizare, and the French practiser.

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