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    "According to a Crown filing, some of the accused who frequented the camp practised military-style exercises in camouflage gear and got training with a 9-mm weapon.".

    hi there,
    i have seen "to frequent" being used as "to attend". is it very formal English? how should I say during casual situations, please?
    thanks.

    PS: this text is an excerpt from an internet newspaper. is the word "practised" correct? should it be "practiced"?

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    American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This prac·tise (prāk'tĭs)
    v. & n. Chiefly British
    Variant of practice.

    You can take a look at Dictionary.com when you have problems with words, it is a very useful site and I use it all the time.

    I don't know the answer to the other question but I want to ask one as well for the teachers here. There are all sort of American variants to the British words. In a British exam, can I use American words in my compositions?

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    freqeant is used as a verb in that sentence. It means "went there or attended often"

    She frequented that ice cream parlour.

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    sorry . . . frequent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihai_alexandru View Post
    American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This prac·tise (prāk'tĭs)
    v. & n. Chiefly British
    Variant of practice.

    You can take a look at Dictionary.com when you have problems with words, it is a very useful site and I use it all the time.

    I don't know the answer to the other question but I want to ask one as well for the teachers here. There are all sort of American variants to the British words. In a British exam, can I use American words in my compositions?
    I think you can use American spelling on British exams, but Tdol would know for sure. You might want to send him a PM.

    ~R

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    freqeant is used as a verb in that sentence. It means "went there or attended often"

    She frequented that ice cream parlour.
    thanks a lot,
    what is your opinion as for the level of formality, please?
    is "to frequent" casual? do people use very often in informal talks?
    do I sound cocky if I use it?
    thanks again.

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    The verb frequent can be used in formal or informal speech or writing. Certainly, it is not slang.

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