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    practise (v)

    Hi there,

    Why does the word 'practising' go with 'torture and murder'? For what reason why the writer used 'practise'?

    Not only are the poice and military officials practising or tolerating torture and murder, but there is strong evidence to suggest ....

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    pete

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    Re: practise (v)

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Why does the word 'practising' go with 'torture and murder'? For what reason why the writer used 'practise'?

    Not only are the poice and military officials practising or tolerating torture and murder, but there is strong evidence to suggest ....

    thanks
    pete
    That's a normal usage of the word "practise" - to perform, carry out.
    A lawyer practises law; a doctor practises medicine; the police practise torture and murder (according to the author).

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