Friday, 28 October 2011

Practice or Practise?

Practice or Practise? Both sound the same: /ˈpræktɪs/, but one is a noun and the other is a verb. The Americans don't make it better by spelling both the same way: practice.

The way I remember it is very simple. Noun comes before Verb in our alphabet, and similarly, C comes before S; therefore, the N corresponds to the C, and the V corresponds to the S; in other words, practice is the noun, and practise is the verb!



  1. My way of remembering this is that practice contains the word ICE, which is a noun.

  2. That's a good way, too! :-)
    Thanks for sharing it, Cat.


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