Practise/Practice makes perfect?

Posted on September 3, 2012

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Confusion over spelling of practise and practice is quite common among students. Here are some tips to spot it out.

  • Practise – a verb
  • Practice – a noun

– “S” for action and “C” for subject, e.g, advise (v), advice (n)

E: I have to practise to be the perfect one.

E: Practice makes perfect. (I need more practice to be perfect.)

You can apply this rule to an American English as well, but using practice for both verb and noun is widely accepted in American grammar. Let’s face it, students of British English are those who are often confused.