I was once helped to remember the difference between practice and practise (noun-verb) by reference to advice and advise. This tip helped me.
- The most useful tip I've ever heard in this respect (and I've heard several). Thanks! I've added it to the main page. -- 188.8.131.52 12:22, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
While this infections table is quite interesting, is there any reason to keep it? --17:58, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
For the sake of more information. --Menswear 05:55, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
Would it not be an idea to put in an example of how the word/words might be used in a sentence?
I'm concerned that this may be unintentionally misleading. While 'practice' (with a C) is often used by British people for the verb, it is stated to be incorrect in dictionaries, and would be changed to 'practise' by almost any competent book editor, newspaper sub-editor, magazine production editor or (I would hope) English teacher. So although the entry here is not incorrect in saying that the C spelling is 'common', I'm not sure that is helpful to people who come here to see if it is correct, and who will get the impression that it is. It is common for people to write 'millennium' with one L, 'accommodation' with one M, or use the word 'compliment' when they mean 'complement', but that doesn't make them alternative spellings, just frequently observed errors. Grubstreet 06:57, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
I agree, I've made the change here to say 'common incorrect' in place of 'common alternative'. I think that's more informative since it really isn't the same kind of error as with complement etc (practice really is a valid alternative spelling for the same 'sense' of the word, it's simply *technically* wrong as a verb in the UK. antreid