Sunday, March 22, 2015

practice/practise: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Sunday, March 22, 2015

In the United Kingdom, “practice” is the noun, “practise” the verb; but in the US the spelling “practice” is commonly used for both, though the distinction is sometimes observed. “Practise” as a noun is, however, always wrong in both places: a doctor always has a “practice,” never a “practise.”

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