Regular readers of this blog may have noticed I have at times had trouble spelling the different iterations of the word practice/practise. Pardon the pun, but it took a bit of practice for me to get it right.
Here’s how I understand it now…
When it’s used as a noun, it’s spelt ‘practice’ – e.g. I must sit down to do my piano practice.
But when it’s a verb, it’s spelt practise – e.g. I must sit down to practise the piano.
I may still be wrong, and please correct me if I am (!) but I’m certainly better than I used to be.
Why? Well mainly because I have written lots of blogs about practising and practice and I have practised my spelling of these words and improved.
And it’s the same with any other practice you may undertake – the practice of an instrument, the practice of getting fitter, the practice of staying in touch with friends.
Whatever the practice is, the key is to practise regularly. Consistently. Make a habit of it.
Better still, make a practice of it.
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