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    hi,,
    i am not very good in English,,but i love to learn and improve my English..
    here, i want to ask about practise and practice..i always want to use this sentence "practise make perfect" but sometime i am confues which word i should use..practise or practice? When should i use practise and when should use practice?
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    Practice makes perfect. <noun>

    Have a look here English grammar lesson - Practice Practise

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    Whilst many in the US have adopted "practise" as the verb and "practice" as the noun, it is acceptable to use "practice" for both noun and verb in American English.

    Ex: I must keep practising/practicing that accent.
    (both versions acceptable in American English)

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    Default Re: practise & practice

    Hi Istana
    Selamat datang, welcome to the forum.

    "Practise" is the verb; while "practice" is the noun. Malaysian English is based on British English so you should not follow American spelling especially for school work.

    Someone suggested one way to remember the difference - try to relate "practiSING" to "SINGing", so you can't have "practiCing".

    Also, practise/practice is just one example of the s/c difference. Other examples, "advise" is the verb, whereas "advice" is the noun. The same goes for "license" and "licence".

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    ""Practise" is the verb; while "practice" is the noun."

    This is the case in British English.

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    Terima kasih tedtmc, and thank you my friends for your respond
    hopefully you can also correct my language,,i think i have make many mistake in my writing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by istana View Post
    hi,,
    i am not very good in English,,but i love to learn and improve my English..
    here, i want to ask about practise and practice..i always want to use this sentence "practise make perfect" but sometime i am confues which word i should use..practise or practice? When should i use practise and when should use practice?
    tq
    Practise is wrong. Correct one is: Practice make perfect.

    'Practice' can be used as a verb as well as noun. Here it is used as noun being subject of the verb make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    Practise is wrong. Correct one is: Practice make perfect.

    'Practice' can be used as a verb as well as noun. Here it is used as noun being subject of the verb make.
    In Am. English yes, but not usually in Br. English.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 08-Jul-2008 at 08:04. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: practise & practice

    And it is 'practice makes perfect'.

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    Thank you tdtmc for your correction which was my oversight.

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    ok,,thanks a lot,,practice makes perfect,,ya,,i should use this sentence as a motivation to improve my english..

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