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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Commonly misspelt words in English

There are many words with confusing spellings in English. This is due to the different spellings in American and British (Australian) English language.

Words Ending with -ize and - ise
American English uses the form - Organization while British English uses Organisation.
  1. Realize (realise)
  2. Recognize (recognise).
But below words use one -ise form.
  1. Surprise
  2. Improvise
  3. Advertise
Words Ending with -yze and - yse
American English uses the form - yze while British English uses -yse form.
For example -
  1. Analyze (Analyse)
  2. Catalyze (Catalyse)
  3. Paralyze (Paralyse)
Words Ending with -or and -our
American English uses the form -or while British English uses -our form.
For example -
  1. Color (Colour)
  2. Behavior (Behaviour)
  3. Favor (Favour)
  4. Labor (Labour)
  5. Laborer (Labourer)
  6. Honor (Honour)
  7. Humor (Humour)

If you want to know more such words in English, you can visit the link stating differences between American and British English.

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