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help should this be practiced or practised

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zippitippitoes Tue 19-Aug-08 21:40:06

my mind is not co operating im doing a job application

I have a hands on approach in all I do and I have practiced skills in brick laying, tiling, painting and soft furnishings.

zippitippitoes Tue 19-Aug-08 21:40:43

i actually think it should be s not c

JackieNo Tue 19-Aug-08 21:41:24

Practised, I think (and 'hands-on' - had to look it up in the dictionary today, because it just didn't look right hyphenated like that, but it is).

zippitippitoes Tue 19-Aug-08 21:41:26

i actually think it should be s not c

JackieNo Tue 19-Aug-08 21:41:54

Think of 'advise' and 'advice' to work out which it is.

raggety Tue 19-Aug-08 21:42:54

Yes, I think you are right. In British English, I believe it is 's' when it is a verb and 'c' when it is a noun.

SingingBear Tue 19-Aug-08 21:44:04

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jura Tue 19-Aug-08 21:44:08

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Caz10 Tue 19-Aug-08 21:45:20

It's an s!

I remember it

ice - a noun - so practICE is the noun

jura Tue 19-Aug-08 21:45:24

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zippitippitoes Tue 19-Aug-08 21:45:59

ah ok

i am writing such a ponce statement

TheOldestCat Tue 19-Aug-08 21:46:22

Agree it's with an 's' when it's the verb (the advise/advice thing is brilliant, JackieNo).

But I'd suggest getting rid of 'practised' altogether in that context, zippi - you've got those skills, you've not just practised them, right?

So, this could work:

"I have a hands-on approach in all I do and have skills in brick laying, tiling, painting and soft furnishings."

Good luck with the application!

onepieceoflollipop Tue 19-Aug-08 21:47:13

<<hijack>> bumping this as it is higher than those weird ones in active convos.

Sorry, hope you all understand.

zippitippitoes Tue 19-Aug-08 21:47:24

well the actual job is project managing but requires and ability to get stuck in or sort of do that stuff they do at the end of changing rooms

JackieNo Tue 19-Aug-08 21:49:12

Sounds interesting zippi (and also bumpinggrin)

zippitippitoes Tue 19-Aug-08 21:52:57

i can but try ok i have taken practised out ;lol

this is tyhe rest

I am a confident decision maker who believes in the aims and philosophy underpinning the work of the xxxxxx. I have experience in delivering quality service to customers and clients which I believe is important to the xxxxxx. I have been a xxxxx Member for most of my life and appreciate the custodial role of the xxxx in protecting and conserving the environment and heritage of Great Britain. I would like the opportunity to use my knowledge, skills and experience to further the aims of the xxxxx and would be proud to contribute to the enjoyment of visitors and customers to the xxxx's varied holiday properties.

I have excellent financial awareness. I have discussed appropriate budgets with interior design clients and undertaken refurbishment work to a tightly focused brief. I have managed a retail shop and website and set targets for sales, calculated appropriate budgets for advertising and negotiated with suppliers and contractors.

I have been Project Manager for a self build house project for which the budget was 130k. This was a complex project which presented many challenges, but was an invaluable experience and has given me a lot of confidence in my ability to plan and negotiate in all areas. I employed sub-contractors and organised the work on site, as well as making the initial sketch plans and planning the interior design. Each stage of the build from conception to completion was directed me. I have a hands-on approach in all I do and I have skills in brick laying, tiling, painting and soft furnishings.

I have studied Art and Design formally at Higher Education level.

Poppycake Tue 19-Aug-08 22:07:08

wow sounds great - I wish I had your skills!

jura Tue 19-Aug-08 22:14:24

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TheOldestCat Tue 19-Aug-08 22:34:21

That sounds brilliant - good luck with it.

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