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    to practise, for practise, for practising

    Can anyone please tell me which of the following sentences is correct?

    1. I met my dance students some days to practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    2. I met my dance students some days for practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    3. I met my dance students some days for practising because we had to dance at some parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Can anyone please tell me which of the following sentences is correct?

    1. I met my dance students some days to practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    2. I met my dance students a few days ago for practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    3. I met my dance students a few ays ago for practising because we had to dance at some parties.

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    Your senteces are in the simple past tense. So "some days" is not the correct time expression indicating past. You can say "a few days ago". Accordingly 2 & 3 are correct.

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    Re: to practise, for practise, for practising

    If I add during the summer which sentence is correct. This was someone describing what they did during last summer.

    1. I met my dance students some days during the summer to practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    2. I met my dance students some days during the summer for practise because we had to dance at some parties.

    3. I met my dance students some days during the summer for practising because we had to dance at some parties.

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    Re: to practise, for practise, for practising

    Note: As for BrE, practice is a noun, practise is a verb.
    Accordingly:
    1. I met my dance students some days during the summer to practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    2. I met my dance students some days during the summer for practice because we had to dance at some parties.
    3. I met my dance students some days during the summer for practising because we had to dance at some parties.

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    Re: to practise, for practise, for practising

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    If I add during the summer which sentence is correct. This was someone describing what they did during last summer.

    1. I met my dance students some days during the summer to practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    2. I met my dance students some days during the summer for practise because we had to dance at some parties.
    3. I met my dance students some days during the summer for practising because we had to dance at some parties.
    The question put by Anne59 remained unanswered. The answer is Yes, the 1st sentence became correct after using the time expression "during summer", though it may indicate either "past" or future "next". But here it will be understood as "during past summer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    The question put by Anne59 remained unanswered. The answer is Yes, the 1st sentence became correct after using the time expression "during summer", though it may indicate either "past" or future "next". But here it will be understood as "during past summer".
    Future with 'met' and 'we had to dance'? Hardly.

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    Re: to practise, for practise, for practising

    Thank you all for your help. Can someone now explain to me why numbers 2 and 3 are wrong.

    I'm thinking that 2 and 3 would be used to explain what something is for; to answer a question. Would that be an explantion?

    EG Why do you go there? I go for practice.
    What is that for? It's for practising dance steps.

    (Being a native TESL teacher is not easy)

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    Re: to practise, for practise, for practising

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Thank you all for your help. Can someone now explain to me why numbers 2 and 3 are wrong.

    I'm thinking that 2 and 3 would be used to explain what something is for; to answer a question. Would that be an explantion?

    EG Why do you go there? I go for practice.
    What is that for? It's for practising dance steps.

    (Being a native TESL teacher is not easy)
    Read my first post. They are all correct, though I placed a remark on the second one.

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