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British and American English       Spelling differences
Latin-derived spellings• -our,-or:                    -re,-er: Most words ending in an       Some words end in –re in  uns...
Greek-derived spellings• -ise, -ize:                    -ogue, -og:American spelling avoids         British English use -o...
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British and American English

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Alejandro Porras

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British and American English

  1. 1. British and American English Spelling differences
  2. 2. Latin-derived spellings• -our,-or: -re,-er: Most words ending in an Some words end in –re in unstressed –our in British British English English (Centre,theatre,spectre) (Colour,honour,humour) End in er in American end in –or in American English (Center,theater,specter)English(Color,honor,humor)
  3. 3. Greek-derived spellings• -ise, -ize: -ogue, -og:American spelling avoids British English use -ogue -ise endings in words like (Catalogue, dialogue,(organize,realice,recognize) monologue)British spelling uses both American English use –og -ize and(organise, realise, (Catalog, dialog, monolog) recognise)

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