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Friday, 4 July 2008

7 British/American Spellings

Some British English and American English words have the same meaning and pronunciation but different spellings.

Here are seven common groups. If you are not sure about a spelling, it's best to look it up in a British or American dictionary as appropriate.

1. ogue/og

BrE: analogue, catalogue, dialogue

AmE: analog, catalog, dialog


2. our/or

BrE: colour, favourite, honour

AmE: color, favorite, honor


3. ence/ense

Bre: defence, licence

AmE: defense, license


4. s/z

BrE: analyse, criticise, organisation (but z is also used)

AmE: analyze, criticize, organization


5. l/ll

BrE: enrolment, fulfil, skilful

AmE: enrollment, fulfill, skillful


6. re/er

BrE: centre, theatre, metre

AmE: center, theater, meter


7. miscellaneous

BrE: jewellery, programme, practise, pyjamas

AmE: jewelry, program, practice, pajamas


NB1: in BrE program is used when talking about computers

NB2: in BrE practise is a verb and practice is a noun



Source : englishclub




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