Difference between “Licence” vs. “License”


In American English, license is both a noun and a verb, and licence isn’t used. For example, one who is licensed to drive has a driver’s license.




For those following UK conventions, there is often confusion over the words licence and license. In order to understand which to use, you must know the difference between a noun and a verb. This is because licence is a noun, but license is a verb. However, there are tricks to get around this.




Let’s look at example below:

– May I see your driving licence please?

– This restaurant is licensed to sell alcohol.

So that’s it for today. As always, if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below. Thank you!


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