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Perfect Makes Practizz 
21st-Jan-2011 02:16 pm
Poll #1670577 Perfect Makes Practicse

How do you spell this word: practice or practise?

Practice (always)
Practise (always)
Practice for the noun, practise for the verb
Practise for the noun, practice for the verb
Both practice or practise are always acceptable
I never use that word, ever!
Some other way (how?)
21st-Jan-2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
Practice FTW
21st-Jan-2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
I have never seen this word properly spelled with an S.
22nd-Jan-2011 01:40 am (UTC)
I've noticed that lots of words in British English use an s when American English doesn't, as in realise. Perhaps it's the similar with practise.
22nd-Jan-2011 02:13 am (UTC)
Would it be like the words advice/advise, but without the shift in pronunciation? Advice/Practice are nouns, whereas advise/practise are verbs?

I don't know, that's just my guess on British English. My American English teachers only taught me "practice" growing up.
24th-Jan-2011 04:54 am (UTC) - Nice question :)
I cheated and looked up the answer:


"It should be noted that in American English, both the noun and the verb are spelled "practice". Both forms are however used in the British English whereas the distinction is almost obsolete in the U.S."
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