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Handwriting Practise or Handwriting Practice books?

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cupofteaplease Fri 23-Oct-09 19:39:13

At the school in which I work, we send home books for the children to practise their handwriting in. The books are labelled Handwriting Practise. I 'm thinking it should be Practice. I think this because although children are using the books to practise their handwriting, the word is not being used as a verb, ie is it not the practice of handwriting?

I'm confused, please help!

whomovedmychocolate Fri 23-Oct-09 19:41:42

I think you are right. But will await someone even more pedantic to come along and confirm this wink

<drums fingers>

bloss Fri 23-Oct-09 19:42:35

Message withdrawn

campion Fri 23-Oct-09 20:43:11


Like Choir Practice.

purpleturtle Fri 23-Oct-09 20:44:19

Definitely Practice

Feenie Fri 23-Oct-09 20:46:26

Practice, most definitely. It's the noun, the 'thing' that the children do in their books, therefore practice.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 24-Oct-09 13:29:02

US spelling is practise though.....could they be American books?

campion Sun 25-Oct-09 01:01:48

US tend to use practice for both. Practise is a verb.

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