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Are you tired of trying to figure out when to use the words practice and practise? What’s the difference, and does it really matter? There are many variations between British and American spellings, but this has got to be one of the most confusing and frustrating. Especially since, to British eyes, both look like perfectly normal and usable words. Similarly, ‘licence’ and ‘license’ cause us problems. When should you use which spelling?
By the end of this post, you will have a clear and precise formula that will tell you when and how to use each spelling variation.
Keep reading, you’re going to get it right every time.
Finally! The time for Eloquence has come. I’ve got to grips with DNS management (well, to a degree), familiarised myself with the basics of WordPress, and even come up with a web design that doesn’t look like the latter end of 2003. It’s time to get this thing off the ground.
So, what can you expect from this blog? Come and join me as I journey through the jungle that is modern grammar, attempting to wade through the debates on form and usage, challenging wherever I can the evil and unruly stray apostrophe, and hopefully adding just a touch of eloquence to my little piece of the world. I don’t know yet what form that journey will take, only that I know where I would like it to take me.
Thus I take the first steps – watch this space, intrepid grammarati…