I always spell that wrong you know. Separate just doesn't look right to me. </random>
Big Twigge said:I'm never sure on which it is either (although when I saw the thread, and before I knew what it was about I thought it was spelt wrongly)
Practise/practice always gets me...which in correct, which is the American spelling which isn't?!
Big Twigge said:Practise/practice always gets me...which in correct, which is the American spelling which isn't?!
Darth_Tuba said:Beat me to it. Although I think I had 'em the right way round.
. . . and the dentist is going to practise some de-scaling in her practice :shock: :wink:Darth_Tuba said:Both are correct. Practise is the verb and Practice is the noun I think. Hence a dental practice and I am going to practise some scales. May be wrong though.
Did your English teacher not tell you how to spell it correctly, how to use the shift key on the keyboard, and how to put the final letters on words like "just" and "spelling" :?: :wink: :lol:akwarose said:yeh, i only jus started spellin that one right, after 11 years of compulsory schooling :shock:
only did it coz my english teacher told me the right way
louise0502 said:here's another one - definitely, not definately!
Yeah my english teacher gave us a spelling test (which i thought i'd do quite well in) on words we always get wrong and i got 11 out of 20! I had no idea about most of them, i just always thought it was spelt with an 'a'.x_lizc_x said:louise0502 said:here's another one - definitely, not definately!
My English teacher had a thing about that word - she gave us loads of spelling tests until we all got it right!! Now I never spell it wrong, but ALWAYS notice when other people spell it with an a instead of an i !!!
PeterBale said:The second most comon one may be the incorrect use of "its" over "it's". It is an awkward one, as it doesn't follow the normal rules for the use of the apostrophe, but "it's" should be limited to what would normally be written as "it is".
In other words, you can say of the cornet: "It's a silver cornet"
but you should say: "Its plating is silver, rather than gold". :wink: