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Practising vs practicing

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moodlum Fri 06-Nov-09 13:05:44

Surely if you are practising hockey, its with an s, not a c? Bloody spell check.

Mcdreamy Fri 06-Nov-09 13:07:14

Yes you are right

thumbwitch Fri 06-Nov-09 13:08:35

yes you are absolutely right - check you have your language set to UK English and not US English.

nickelbang Fri 06-Nov-09 13:10:02

practise verb, practice noun.

i think thumbwitch is right: they don't differentiate in US english: got rid of all the confusion, i believe

Itsjustafleshwound Fri 06-Nov-09 13:10:15

s - verb
c - noun ???

moodlum Fri 06-Nov-09 13:11:53

lovely. thanks all.

andlipsticktoo Fri 06-Nov-09 13:13:20

AArggh! This does irritate me. DS3's teacher always asks them to 'practice' their spellings in their homework books.

thumbwitch Fri 06-Nov-09 13:29:50

best way to remember it is to think 'advice' and 'advise' - one of the few examples that actually sounds different so you can always work out when it should be the c and when the s.

nickel, i don't know about getting rid of the confusion, how can the US possibly defend their use of "defense"?wink

nickelbang Sat 07-Nov-09 12:16:27

andlipsticktoo: the teacher needs to practise her spellings, too, it would seem!

thumbwitch: i don't understand american english grin
and wink

oh, i love your advice advice: we should advisse more people to use that example!

nickelbang Sat 07-Nov-09 12:16:41

bogger: sticky ss key....

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