Words with more than one spelling (Easy)
Vocabulary points to take away:
Some words have two possible spellings in British English, for example analogue, disc,
enquire. Sometimes the second spelling comes from American English.
Disc can be spelt d-i-s-c or d-i-s-k for computing terms.
Some words ending in -ise or -yse are spelt -ize and -yze in American English. That spelling
is generally accepted in British English too.
apologise (BrE) / apologize (AmE/BrE)
The past form of some verbs can be spelt in two ways in British English. But the -ed ending
is preferred in American English.
spell –> spelt (BrE) / spelled (AmE/BrE)
Other words have two spellings, not from any American influence.
all right/alright, barbecue/barbeque, racket/racquet
Some American English spellings are not accepted as correct in British English. Two
common examples are words with ou in them and words ending in -re.
colour (BrE) / color (AmE), centre (BrE) / center (AmE)
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