I would appreciate it if you could settle a dispute I am having with my colleagues, over the use of ‘practice’ as a noun and ‘practise’ as a verb.
To give you two examples: “With maintaining a routine of daily practice…” and: “ I would recommend regular practice…”
I am saying that both of these are correct, because ‘practice’ is being used as a noun. However, my colleagues do not agree, saying it should be ‘practise’, as this is something that should be done, and is therefore a verb. Which is the correct form?
You are 100% right. In South African usage, when the verb ‘to practise’ is used in verb form, as in, “If Johnny practises daily…”, an ’s’ should be used. The ‘c’ version is only used in the noun form. The meaning of the word is completely irrelevant.