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Practice and practise

By Mary Morel


Practice is a noun (naming word) or adjective (describing word).

I must go to the practice this afternoon. (noun)
My doctor’s practice is in Rose Bay. (noun)
I hit a practice shot. (adjective)


Practise is a verb (doing word).

I must practise the piano more.

The same rule applies to advice/advise.

American usage
In American usage, both the noun and verb forms are spelled the same.

A doctor’s practice.
She practiced the piano.

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