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    Question custom or practice?

    it is the ____ for Englishman to raise their hats to ladies to show their respects and politemess.
    Should I use "custom" or "practice" for the gap here? And why? If possible, could you tell me the difference between these two words in this sense? Thank you!

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    Re: custom or practice?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseriver1012 View Post
    it is the ____ for Englishman to raise their hats to ladies to show their respects and politemess.
    Should I use "custom" or "practice" for the gap here? And why? If possible, could you tell me the difference between these two words in this sense? Thank you!
    I'd use "custom" in that context because the context refers to culture. Note that, a custom is a long established practice.

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