Licence vs license: top spelling tricks to help you get it right
LICENCE vs LICENSE: simple tips to remember the difference
LICENCE and LICENSE are easy to confuse. The fact that both words sound the same trips people up time and time again.
Here are my simple tips to remember the difference between LICENCE and LICENSE*
LICENCE is a noun.
You need a licenCe to drive a Car.
Also, remember that a licenCE is printed on paper, like a CErtificate.
If you know the trick for PRACTICE vs PRACTISE – remembering that ICE is a noun – you can apply the same C vs S spelling rule here 👍🏼
You can apply this same bonus spelling tip to other similar pairs, such as ADVICE and ADVISE or DEVICE and DEVISE. Just remember, the suffix ICE means the word is a noun.
LICENSE is a verb that means to give permiSSion.
Remember the S in licenSe and permiSSion.
*Important note – in the US, both the verb and the noun are spelled LICENSE.
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