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Practice and practise


Practice is a noun, practise is a verb. Ice is a slippery thing, whereas ise is not a thing - so remember that practice is a thing and practise is a doing word:

"The only thing Dean didn't like about piano practice was practising his scales."

Another similar confusion is advice and advise. Fortunately it works in the same way.

Advice and advise
Affect and effect
Bought and brought
Complement and compliment
Discreet and discrete
Hear and here
Its and it's
Lead and led
Less and fewer
Licence and license
Loose and lose
  Plane and plain
Poor, pore and pour
Practice and practise
Principal and principle
Sort and sought
Stationary and stationery - new!
There, their and they're
Threw, through and thorough
To and too
Warn and Worn
Whose and who's
Your and you're

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