Yesterday, I wrote about my efforts to improve my hand lettering.
I posted the following photo of my ongoing attempts and wrote that I had taken a quick break to practice, practice, practice my lettering.
Which I totally agree with . . . except I think it depends on where you live.
When I was a kid, I was taught exactly the same rule that Margot/NZ described. I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, where I still live. I've noticed in recent years, however, that the s just isn't used around these parts anymore. Which is why I went with practice instead of practise in my post. Also, I understand that in the U.S., practice serves as both the noun and the verb.
After a bit of brief research, however, I've discovered (thanks to Margot!) that the distinction is alive and well and in regular use outside North America.
So, I was going to rewrite my page for Margot as practise, practise, practise. Except that now I'm confused about whether that would be the correct course of action.
I get that I should have written: I took a quick break to practise, practise, practise my lettering (the verb), BUT on my page, I think it should still be practice, practice, practice (the noun). Right? I think? Ack, I'm not sure.
For example, the phrase practice makes perfect is totally clear. In that context, practice is the noun.
But I only wrote the word practice three times, so it's not as clear. Was I referring to the noun practice or the verb practise? Help me out! Which is it? If it should have been practise, I am totally going to rewrite that page!
P.S. Thank you so much for all of the comments on my last two posts. I have stopped by and replied to each of them!