IS THAT WITH A “C” OR AN “S”?

IS THAT WITH A “C” OR AN “S”?

The proliferation of American English on the internet and books has left many a South African deeply confused as to whether to use an “s” or a “c” in words like practice and licence.

The simple rule is use “s” when using the verb form of a word and “c” when using the noun form of a word. If you know the difference between a noun and a verb, it should be easy to use the terms correctly.

For example: “I practise parallel parking before going to driving practice. When I pass my test, I will go to the licensing department for my licence.”