Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Word Wednesday: May 18/11

Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday! I wanted to do something a little of the beaten path of Word Wednesday. Instead of doing my usual definitions, I want to talk about the difference between practise, and practice. This popped up over the last week, and I thought it was a worthy issue to tackle.

In many English speaking countries (Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa) "practise" is a verb (an action), and "practice" is a noun (person, place or thing). However, in the U.S. of A. "practice" is most often used as both a verb, and a noun, which is why when you write"practise" it often pops up in spell check.

An example of the verb practise:

Don't forget to practise your instrument!

An example of practice:

I have to go to soccer practice after school.

All that being said, if you're in doubt of practise vs. practice, choose practice. Hopefully that's been of some help to you. So if you're Canadian (or from the UK, Irish, South African, or Australian) use your "practise" proudly, but if you're American then you can just ignore this. Anyways, have a nice evening!

1 comment:

  1. Destiny DiddlesworthMay 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    That is really cool! I didn't think of that!(:

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