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Can one use the following statement:
"Our practise makes yours perfect"
This is a play on words. I refer to "Our PRACTISE" as being what we do to help your PRACTICE (say medical).
I realise using "We practise" and "I practise" is correct, but can one use the word "Our" in the above example?
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Can anyone gives some practical examples for the usage of 'practice' and 'practise'?
Hi Praveen,

In British English, practise in the verb; practice is the noun.
American English makes no such distinction.

Hope this helps

PS What does "our practise" refer to?
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As can be seen in my original question, I draw the distinction between the verb(v) and Noun (n).
"Our practise" refers to the business methods used to improve medical/dental practices run more efficiently.
The catch line, as mentioned, is a play on words.
I have been told that one cannot use the word "Our" with practise, only "I" and "We"
Hope this helps you understand the question a bit better.
What I really want to know is if it is grammatically correct to use the word "practise" in the context of the slogan line mentioned in the original question
Thanks
Are you talking about a partnership? In that case, our practice sounds fine to me. Just my 2 cents.

Americans use practise and practice interchangeably.
Yes, it is a business with a few members in it. However, it is the act of actually doing something (v) to improve the practice(n) of another business, which happens to be a dental practice.
Thus, the slogan..."Our practise(v) makes yours (practice {n}) perfect"
As I see it, it is a play on words.
I'm still not convinced that I have received a satisfactory answer.
Thanks again
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Hello P²

It sounds fine to me, as follows:

'Our practice makes yours perfect.'

The expression 'practice makes perfect' already exists in English, so your slogan would be immediately understandable as a pun.

MrP
It seems nobody understands my question. I use the word PRACTISE and not PRACTICE in my slogan.
Guess I'll never get the answer I'm looking for!
Thanks anyway
Sorry, Ponky, I didn't explain very well. Let me try again:

'Practise' is a noun, in the context of your sentence (it's modified by 'our', and implicitly by 'your').

For the noun use, 'practice' is the more usual spelling. 'Practise' is a variant.

Your slogan also plays on the phrase 'practice makes perfect'. This phrase almost always uses 'practice' in preference to 'practise'.

So for the meaning you require, it would probably be better to say 'Our practice...', as that's the more usual spelling.

(If you use 'practise', it will not improve your slogan, as the pun is already clear. The link to the verb 'practise' is already perfectly manifest.)

Is that any better?

Let me know if not!

MrP
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