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practice v practise

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roisin Sat 27-Jun-09 15:42:26

OK, I get that practice is the noun and practise is the verb, like advice/advise.

But in the phrase "the students were doing a practice/practise Duke of Edinburgh expedition" the word is functioning as an adjective.

So is it practice or practise?

I think practise, but I'm not sure.

Heated Sat 27-Jun-09 15:50:13

Darn it, if that's the case I would get that wrong. I would have treated all of the phrase as the noun and used 'practice'.

Lilymaid Sat 27-Jun-09 15:52:11

No it would be "practice expedition". But it is confusing especially as US spelling seems to be the other way round.

Heated Sat 27-Jun-09 15:54:43

You just call it 'pre-expedition training' grin. On the DofE website they use 'practice' as in 'practice expeditions'.

gerontius Sat 27-Jun-09 16:04:22

Nope, it's practice, because it's part of the noun.

roisin Sat 27-Jun-09 16:07:41

OK. Thank you all.

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