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Spelling Clarification

Some of the children were discussing the different spellings of practise/practice today before our spelling test and a question of whether one of the spellings is the American version came up, an interesting conversation - I was pleased that the children were curious enough to ask!I did check before giving out the spellings and am happy to clarify.

In the US - they use the spelling practice for both the noun and verb form of the word.

In British English - practise is the verb form - e.g. Jenny went to practise her dance routine. 

Practice is the noun form of the word - e.g. The doctor's practice was further along the road. 

Below is a screenshot of the Oxford English Dictionary website - it explains the differences. It can be found at: 

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