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armagh Tue 12-Mar-13 18:13:52

Help please ( for once and for all) ---johnny has to do his piano practi?e.
johnny has to practi?e the piano.
Please practi?e your handwriting.
You must do some handwriting practi?e.
The doctor has his practi?e on Abbey Road.
Many thanks

Happygirl77 Tue 12-Mar-13 19:56:43

Practise - verb
Practice - noun

It is like advise (verb) and advice (noun) smile

intheshed Tue 12-Mar-13 19:57:45

You can also remember that 'ice' is a noun and so is 'practice'. Works for me!

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 13-Mar-13 03:22:07

Except in the US, where the distinction is nearly obsolete. (Both are spelled "practice.")

somebloke123 Wed 13-Mar-13 13:58:17

I suppose it would be easier to remember if there was a difference in pronunciation, as in advice/ advise.

jkklpu Wed 20-Mar-13 22:20:04

in the US both are "practise", as with "license"

TwllBach Wed 20-Mar-13 22:22:27

I remember it like this-

You have to practiSe your Spellings


A doCtor has a mediCal practiCe

SweetestThing Wed 20-Mar-13 22:22:27

All the US books I've read use 'practice' for both noun and verb.

clam Wed 20-Mar-13 22:24:41

I too thought the US only used 'practice.'

jkklpu Wed 20-Mar-13 22:29:18

apologies - yes US is "practice" but "license" for both noun and verb, just to be confusing
and also "defines", "pretense" and others

natsmum100 Sun 24-Mar-13 12:55:44

Johnny has to do his piano practice.
Johnny has to practise the piano.
Please practise your handwriting.
You must do some handwriting practice.
The doctor has his practice on Abbey Road.

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