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Old March 20, 2015, 01:28 AM
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Fire drill

What verbs can be used for fire drill?

-We do fire drill every year at school.
-We conduct fire drill every year at school.
-We launch fire drill every year at school.
-We have fire drill every year at school.
-We make fire drill every year at school.
-We hold fire drill every year at school.
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"Fire drill" is a countable noun in English.

To my ear, "conduct/have/hold fire drills" are all good.

However, if "we conduct/hold fire drills", then "we" tends to focus more on the people who control when fire drills happen.

On the other hand, if "we have fire drills", then "we" can be anyone who is part of the school community and participates in them without regard to whether they control when fire drills happen.
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Hi guys,

I would add "we practise fire drill" as another option.
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Hi guys,

I would add "we practise fire drill" as another option.

Do you mean in UK English it is possible to say

-pratise fire drill

instead of

-practise a fire drill/fire drills?
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Withnail wrote this a bit haphazardly.
It is common to hear: we are having a practice fire drill today.

Personally I think the term practice fire drill is redundant. The term fire drill is sufficient.
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