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What is the difference between Practice and Practise?

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Ben

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Ben , Professional Gamer, Styria

Answered Dec 30, 2020

Practice and practise are two different spellings of the same word. The only significant difference is that practice is the American way of saying the word, while practise is the British way of saying the word. Practice means the repetition of a task or activity to increase skill level. For example, you could say, “With enough practice, you could get better.” The word practise can be used in all contexts mentioned. Before the 20th century, practise was used as a verb form of this word in American and British English. If you are applying it as a noun, spell it with a c to form practice. As a verb, you must consider your intended audience.
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C. Hughes

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C. Hughes, Musician, MA, Bradford

Answered Dec 22, 2020

When you see the words “practice” and “practise,” do you assume that they are the same? They are a bit different in terms of meaning. When you say “practise,” you mean to say that you are trying to perfect an activity that you would like to perform.

You are going to do something repeatedly so that you will be able to do that activity well. When you say “practice,” you would like to perform an activity or a skill that would need to be done all over again so that you will be able to do it perfectly. Another difference between the two is that “practice” is considered a noun while “practise” is considered to be a verb.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Dec 18, 2020

The words practice and practise sound very alike. They definitely have some big differences between them, which is very important for any speaker of English to know. Foremost, you should be aware that English speaking differs across places, and the two most popular sects of English spoken are the American and British English.

Now, the word "practise" only appears in British English, and there is nothing such in American English. The word "practice" exists in both American and British English, and it is used as a noun in both. It describes the act of doing something over and over again so as to master it. It can also be synonymous with a profession in some fields like art and science, such as art practice, medical practice, and more.

So, in American English, the verb form of the word "practice" remains as "practice," which the usage in a sentence would differentiate which part of speech it's representing. But in the case of British English, the verb form of "practice" is "practise."

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L. Agate

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Answered Dec 11, 2020

In the American English style, the word practice has its origins in late Middle English as it comes from the word practice and practice. The word practise cannot be used as a noun; however, it can be used as a verb. On the other hand, the keyword practice is the exact opposite. Practice can only be used as a noun, but it cannot be used as a verb, and this rule only applies to British English.

In American English, practice is the spelling utilized for the verb. Practise means doing something frequently until it is perfect. On the contrary, the word practice refers to doing or performing regularly. Both words indicate a repeating action.

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Brendan

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Brendan , Analyst, NY

Answered Nov 27, 2020

The words “practice” and “practise” are two different words that have the same pronunciation. First of all, let me remind you that there are different types of English, based on the places they are being spoken, such as American English and British English. Now, let us discuss the word “practice”. The word practice, in all kinds or types of English, is used as a noun in sentences. Practice simply means the repetition of a particular activity in order to improve your skill. Also, "practice" can also be used to describe a profession or craft, particularly in fine arts or medicine. It can also be used in relation to religion, such as “religious practice”, for example. In contrast, the word “practise” does not exist at all in American English; meanwhile, it is the verb form of practice in British English and many other types of English. In American English, practice is used as both a noun and a verb.
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youness

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Youness , Builder, B. Tech, Bern

Answered Nov 18, 2020

There may be some confusion with how the words “practice” and “practise” are used. In American English, “practise” is not commonly used. Instead, the word “practice” will be used both as a verb and a noun. If you would refer to British and Australian English, you will notice that “practise” is being used as a verb while “practice” will be used as a noun. This means that if you would like to know what a lawyer does, you can use the word “practise.” If you are going to use the term to show that the lawyer is doing his job, you are going to use the word “practice.”
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Charlie Rogers

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Charlie Rogers, Manager, Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Lexington, Kentucky

Answered Jul 23, 2020

Practise and Practice are two words that sound the same and have the same meaning. It is rehearsing something to perfect it. For examples, athletes practice before games to work on any skills that are needing improvement and to be prepared. The difference between these two words are the spelling and where they are used.

Practice, which as the c, is used in America, while Practise with the s, is used in Britain. When used in Britain, it is used as a noun, while practice is used as a verb. Depending on the area it is being used in , the spelling and usage may vary.

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N. Jarah

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

There are some people who think that the only difference between practice and practice is the spelling, but actually, they need to be used in different ways too. When you say practice, this can be used when you are trying to say that there are certain things that you have to do.

There are some people who think that the only difference between practice and practice is the
For example, you can say, “It is the common practice of our customers to wash their hands before eating.” When you say practice, this is known to be an action word or a verb. You can use it when you would like to describe an action that you are going to do. For example, you might say, “I am going to practice the dance that my classmate taught me.” There are also times when these words would be used differently depending on where you are.

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney
Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Jul 13, 2020

I'm pretty sure you must have come across a lot of word pairs that are pronounced in the same way, with similar meanings, but with little differences in terms of spellings. A perfect example of this is what we have here. One of the major differences between the two is that one is a verb, and the other is a noun. The practice is a noun, and practice is a verb.

I'm pretty sure you must have come across a lot of word pairs that are pronounced in the same
Just as you know that some words in American English differ slightly in spelling from the ones being used in other parts of the world, the word "practice" is an example. In other parts of the world, the word practice is the noun, and practice is the verb, but in the United States, practice is used for both the noun and the verb. In short, the verb form of the two words is where the difference lies; practice is used in the United States, whereas practice is a verb in British English.

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