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    Question Differrence of...

    What is the difference between PRACTISE and PRACTICE??

    What is the function of each word? . . . . . . . . as in which one finctions as a VERB and NOUN???

    Kindly list down examples thanxz!!!


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    Re: Differrence of...

    It is his practice to practise his guitar-playing every night.

    Practice = noun
    Practise = verb


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    Re: Differrence of...

    Practise is chiefly British - in function of a verb.
    And it is a variant of practice.
    Last edited by Jason72; 07-Jul-2007 at 11:18. Reason: Permutated...


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    Practise is solely used as a verb. The noun is practice.

    In the US practice is both verb and noun.

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    Question Re: Differrence of...

    Thank you for the explanation Anglika. Just one more thing, does it mean that IF I use "PRACTISE" as in, "Practise pronouncing the words like..." whereas, my intention is SOLELY "TO INSTRUCT" in function regardless wheather we talk about US or UK IS ALRIGHT??



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    Re: Differrence of...

    I hope I understand you correctly.

    Verbal usage =

    You must practise pronouncing the words >> BrE

    You must practice pronouncing the words >> AmE

    Noun usage =

    The practice of pronouncing the words in this way >> both AmE and BrE.

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    I got your point Anglika and I do thank you for your help. I just like to know IF I'm going to WRITE a letter to my AMERICAN friend, would you suggest that I'd better use "Practice" in in my sentence like "I'll start PRACTICING good pronunciation". . . .

    or it doesn't matter at all???

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    Re: Differrence of...

    Quote Originally Posted by english001 View Post
    I got your point Anglika and I do thank you for your help. I just like to know IF I'm going to WRITE a letter to my AMERICAN friend, would you suggest that I'd better use "Practice" in in my sentence like "I'll start PRACTICING good pronunciation". . . .

    or it doesn't matter at all???
    I think it should be "PRACTICE" for "PRACTISE" is purely British.


    {just an avid learner as you are}


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    Re: Differrence of...

    english001, don't care about his origin! If you follow BrE, speak/write BrE. If not, use AmE.

    Regards,
    Jason

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    Re: Differrence of...

    Quote Originally Posted by english001 View Post
    I got your point Anglika and I do thank you for your help. I just like to know IF I'm going to WRITE a letter to my AMERICAN friend, would you suggest that I'd better use "Practice" in in my sentence like "I'll start PRACTICING good pronunciation". . . .

    or it doesn't matter at all???
    British English
    start practising

    American English
    start practicing

    In many parts of the English speaking world (UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and South Africa) “practice” is the noun, “practise” the verb. However, in the U.S.A the spelling “practice” is more often used for both the noun and the verb. Contrary to popular belief a significant minority of the American population also observe the distinction. If you are not sure about what a verb or noun is, it might be safer to just use the spelling "practice", as many Americans do!

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