What’s the difference between ‘practise’ and ‘practice’?
PRACTISE is the verb, as in “to practise singing”.
I enjoy practising how to make the perfect cup of coffee.
I like to practise my singing in the shower.
PRACTICE is the noun, as in “the doctor’s practice”.
I love Thursday afternoons when the neighbour commences his violin practice. Really.
I forgot to go to dancing practice yesterday.
The difference between practice and practise can be very confusing – I know I always hesitate before writing either.
If you can “do” something, use “practise” (the verb). The verb “practise” should be interchangeable with other verbs, for example:
I enjoy piano practise. = I enjoy piano play. WRONG, you need to use “practice” in this context.
I enjoy practising piano. = I enjoy playing piano. RIGHT!
The verb “practice” should be interchangeable with other nouns, for example:
I enjoy practicing piano. = I enjoy music(ing) piano. WRONG, you need to use “practise” in this context.
I enjoy piano practice. = I enjoy piano music. RIGHT!
I PRACTISE my patience when the neighbour starts his violin PRACTICE.