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practise or practice in this learning objective?

Discussion in 'English' started by kevthemyp, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. To develop independent learning skills through individual instrument practice/practise

    Which is correct?

  2. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    'Practice' - noun.
    'Practise' - verb.
  3. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    (Ergo, it's "practice".)
  4. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    (So, it's "practice".)
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    "so, it's practise. Depends
    if you want to say "To develop independent learning skills through <u>practice</u> (ie noun) on an individual instrument" or "To <u>practise</u> (verb) on an individual instrument to develop independant learning skills"

  6. In American English there is now only 'practice' for both noun and verb.
    We should follow their example.
    We do not distinguish between noun and verb with
    service, notice, menace, surface, promise, harness, process, witness, trespass, purchase.
    So why with practice/practise and canvas/canvass?

  7. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I don't want to be American. I don't want to be a bigotted, inward-looking glucose-syrup eating fat blob. Why would I want their boring (and equally inconsistent) spelling rules?
  8. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    I assume this is the first time you've met Marcia? She insists on phonetic spelling, which is why she spells her name 'Masha'.
    Go figure.
  9. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    And you're not bigotted?

  10. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    "bigoted", even! How're you doing, inx? m. XXX
  11. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Cross with yself for not following my instinct and looking up the spelling. What a wasted opportunity!

    I'm fine, thanks, Markuss. What about you?

    I always enjoy directing people who wax snottily anti-American about -ize to the Oxford English Dictionary.
  12. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Isn't it possible to combine the two?
  13. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    You could always mentally substitute the words "advise" (verb) and "advice" (noun) for "practise" and "practice".

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