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Practise or practice?

Postby carolgreen876 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:33 am

Is it practise or practice? Or any of these words is correct to use?

Thank for the reply!smiley: happy
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Re: Practise or practice?

Postby LCNadmin » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:20 pm

The correct spelling is "practice".
However, in many parts of the English speaking world (UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and South Africa) “practice” is the noun, “practise” the verb.
So:
- if you follow US convention, you don't need to worry about this as you can use practice for both noun and verb;
- if you follow UK convention and you're not sure how to spot nouns and verbs, there are tricks you can use to help you (examples: "You need more practice", "You should practise more").
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Re: Practise or practice?

Postby Latoyiary » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:06 am

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Re: Practise or practice?

Postby sunshinesee » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:45 am

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Re: Practise or practice?

Postby Wraith » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:47 am

There is a general rule of thumb when it comes to identifying British English (BE) and American English (AE): BE appears inconsistent with the sound of the word because of historical links to foreign words, whereas AE prefers to use letters consistent with the sound of the word in modern parlance.

Words ending in -ice where the c sounds like an s are generally British English.
Words ending in -ise where the s sounds like an s are generally American English.
Eg. practice (BE), practise(AE)

Words ending in -ise where the s sounds like an z are generally British English.
Words ending in -ize where the z sounds like an z are generally American English.
Eg. sympathise (BE), sympathize (AE), memorise (BE), memorize (AE), advertise (BE), advertize (AE).

Words ending in -yse where the s sounds like an z are generally British English.
Words ending in -yze where the z sounds like an z are generally American English.
Eg. analyse (BE), analyze (AE)

Note:
There are some exceptions, for example, the noun "advice" has an s sound, and no alternative spelling. The verb "advise" has a z sound, and no alternate spelling.

More on this topic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences

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